Former BJP ally Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhdev Dhindsa return Padma awards in protest against farm laws

The agitation of farmers has been going on continuously since 26 November in protest against the three agricultural laws brought by the central government. Now along with the farmers, the leaders also started protesting in their own way. In this episode, former Punjab Chief Minister and senior Akali Dal leader Prakash Singh Badal has returned his Padma Vibhushan honor in protest against agricultural laws. Apart from Prakash Singh Badal, Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa has also said that he should return his Padma Bhushan award.

Let us tell you that Prakash Singh Badal wrote a three-page letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, opposing the agricultural laws, the former CM condemned the action taken by the government on the farmers and returned his honor with this.

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Returning his Padma Vibhushan, former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal wrote, ‘I am so poor that I have nothing else to sacrifice for the farmers, whatever I am because of the farmers. In such a situation, if farmers are being insulted, then there is no use of having any kind of respect. Badal further wrote that the kind of deception that has been done to farmers has hurt them a lot. The way the farmers’ movement is being presented from the wrong perspective is painful.

It is worth mentioning that earlier the Badal family has strongly opposed the agricultural laws. Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned as Union Minister. The new laws of the Center were described as a big fraud with the farmers. Not only this, Sukhbir Badal, while announcing the Akali Dal’s separation from the NDA, had spoken about fighting alone in the Punjab elections.

Explain that the Akali Dal is continuously protesting against the agricultural laws in Punjab. However, Captain Amarinder Singh had attacked the Akali Dal and alleged that these laws were prepared when the Akali Dal was involved in the central government, then why did they not oppose the laws then.

For the last two months, the farmers of Punjab were protesting in the state in protest against the agricultural laws, but on 26 November thousands of farmers traveled from Punjab to Delhi. Since then, farmers from other states including Punjab have been demonstrating in the areas of Delhi-NCR. The police has not allowed farmers to enter Delhi. In such a situation, farmers are standing on the borders of Delhi …

Despite all the efforts of the central government, the farmers are not ready to give any agreement about their demands. There have been four rounds of discussion between the government and the farmers so far, but all these negotiations have been inconclusive … The farmers say that the government will have to withdraw all the three laws, guarantee the MSP. The minister of the government and PM Modi himself is assuring the farmers that their MSP will continue. PM Modi, while addressing the public meeting on the occasion of Devdeepavali in Varanasi, said that farmers have been given new options in the agrarian reform laws, nothing happened.

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