Sukhbir Singh Badal deputes 2 SAD leaders to attend all-party meeting on extension of BSF jurisdiction
Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal deputed senior SAD leaders Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra and Dr Daljit Singh Cheema to attend an all-party meeting on Monday over the extension of BSF jurisdiction in Punjab.
"SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal has deputed Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra and Dr Daljit Singh Cheema to attend tomorrow’s all-party meeting on the extension of the area of jurisdiction of BSF up to 50 Km of the international border," Cheema tweeted on Sunday.
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Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal had, on October 17, requested the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to convene an all-party meet at the earliest to decide the course of action in this regard.
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“The unilateral decision of the Centre to exponentially increase the territorial jurisdiction of the BSF in Punjab is an outright attack on the federal structure imbibed in the very essence of our constitution. This needs to be dealt with at a level above partisan lines,” he had tweeted.
Also, he had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the Centre’s directive extending BSF jurisdiction to over 50km from the international border of Punjab.
He also conveyed to him the urgent need to have the decision rescinded along with 3 farm laws.