Sukhbir Badal was protesting the way the Centre has enhanced the powers of the BSF
TMC and Punjab Chief Minister have criticised government's decision to authorise BSF to undertake search, seizure and arrest within a larger 50 km stretch of the border of West Bengal, Assam and Punjab instead of existing 15Km. Captain Amarinder Singh, however supports this amendment.
'The protest march today not only symbolises the farmers' dissent but will also be remembered as a historic event that struck at the root of tyranny. Let's unite to mark this day as the beginning of a renewed revolt to bring justice for farmers,' the SAD president tweeted.
SAD is the first party to declare candidates for the election that is likely to be held in February, 2022.
Sikander, who is regarded as an icon in the Punjabi music industry, is survived by his singer-wife Amar Noorie, and music composer sons Sarang and Alaap Sikander.
The Shiromani Akali Dal also claimed that Badal’s vehicle was pelted with stones and Congress members allegedly fired at SAD volunteers on Tuesday in Punjab's Jalalabad.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal also claimed that ‘kisan shakti' has the power to "wipe out" the BJP.
The Haryana Police used water cannons and lobbed teargas shells to stop protesting farmers from marching towards Kaimla village where Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was to address people.
Badal also asked the BJP to shun it’s ‘arrogant attitude’ and accept the farmers’ demands
'This is not just political dishonesty in the extreme but also an inhuman betrayal of the simple-hearted and trusting farmers,' said Badal in a statement
Farmers under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee have been squatting on the rail tracks in Amritsar and Ferozepur since September 24.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday took out three separate farmer marches from the three religious Takhts in Punjab to Chandigarh. The marches are being led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Prem Singh Chandumajra and Daljit Singh Cheema.
Reacting to the SAD's decision of breaking ties, BJP's senior leader Manoranjan Kalia said it was unfortunate that they broke a long association. 'We are ready. We will fight (polls) and we are definitely going to form the government,' he added.
The Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal urged Captain Amarinder Singh to immediately take steps to ensure Punjab be exempted from the recently passed farm legislations.
'Please stand by the farmers, 'kisan mazdoors', 'arhtiyas', mandi labour and Dalits. Don't let the 'annadata' (farmers) starve or sleep on the roads,' said Sukhbir Singh Badal while requesting the President not to sign the Bills
'I want to assure farmers that minimum support price and APMC will continue; these will never be removed at any cost' : Rajnath Singh. He also condemned opposition's behaviour as 'shameful' and unprecedented in Parliament's history.
The alliance of BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal is the oldest and strongest. I thank Akali Dal for supporting BJP in the Delhi elections.
'India is a secular country and we don’t want minorities to feel they have been left out,' says SAD leader, Naresh Gujral.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves after attending Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC HQ in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh
A crane being used to lift an idol of Goddess Durga after immersion to prevent pollution in River Ganga in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
Children dressed as Lord Rama, Bharat, Lakshmana and Shatrughan during Nati Imli Bharat Milap Leela, in Varanasi.PTI Photo
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia offers his prayers at Ram Tirth temple, in Amritsar.PTI Photo
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference President Sajad Gani Lone along with newly joined JKPC leader Hilal Ahmad Rather addresses a press conference in Srinagar.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
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