Amritsar, 25 September 2020 - Upping its ante against the new farm bills, the Dal Khalsa along with other Sikh bodies urged the President of India Ram Nath Kovind to not sign the bills.
Joining the protesting farmers at Bhandari bridge, party spokesman Kanwar Pal Singh said the bills once become laws would not only ruin farmer’s lives but also have an adverse effect on Punjab’s economy. He said the President must take into account the anger and concerns of the people of Punjab against the bills before signing it. He called upon the people of Punjab to dump the ‘Hindutva BJP in the state’ and shamed the Akalis for still continuing its alliance with the saffron party.
Carrying placards on which it was written Punjab unites to reject farm bills, he said people of Punjab have overwhelmingly participated in the bandh call to send a message to New Delhi that they would continue their struggle against the farm bills tooth and nail till its withdrawal.
The leaders including Akal Federation head Narien Singh and SAD (Democratic) Jasbir Singh Ghuman asked the Punjab chief minister to explore legal options and convene the one day assembly session and adopt a resolution declaring that Punjab won’t implement these black laws in the state. Activists of SYP led by Paramjit Singh Mand also raised slogans terming the BJP government as fascist.
Manjit Singh Bhoma, Balwant Singh Gopala and Ranjit Singh Damdami Taksal were also present.