Sukhbir Singh Badal urges the President of India not to sign the bills on farm issues

Sukhbir Singh Badal urges the President of India not to sign the bills on farm issues

Parliament today passed two bills aimed at transforming agriculture in the country and raising farmers’ incomes.

The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 which were passed by Lok Sabha on 17th September 2020, were passed by the Rajya Sabha also today.

SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal has requested the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind that bills should be returned to the parliament for reconsideration.

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“Please intervene on their behalf with the govt. Otherwise they will never forgive us. Don’t let the annadata starve or sleep on the roads.” He added.

SAD president said that the passage of Bill marks a sad day for the country’s millions and for democracy.

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“Democracy means consensus, not majority oppression.” He stated.

 

Parliament has passed The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

Farmers are on warpath and protesting against the bills. Recently, SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal also resigned from the Union Cabinet to support the farmers.

-PTC News