More needs to be done: Akali Dal on farm Bills

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Tuesday that the Congress government in Punjab took up the farm Bills after farmers’ ultimatum, but a lot more needs to be done to secure the future of Punjab farmers even as it announced its legislators were ready to resign enmass to ensure the Centre gave them their due.

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Not afraid of my govt’s dismissal: Punjab CM on negating farm laws (Ld)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Presenting four Bills formulated by his government in the Punjab Assembly to negate the three central farm laws, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday warned of threat to national security peace and asserted that he was prepared to resign or be dismissed rather than bow to “injustice to Punjab’s farmers”.

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Punjab CM moves draft resolution to reject Centre’s farm laws

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) In a move to protect the state’s farmers and agriculture, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday presented in the Vidhan Sabha a draft resolution rejecting outright the Centre’s “anti-farmer” laws and the proposed electricity amendment Bill, with an appeal to all parties to rise above political interests in the spirit of saving the agrarian state.

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Akali Dal protest denial of access to proposed Bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday evening registered a formal protest for non-supply of a proposed legislation set to be introduced in the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday to members with Speaker Rana K.P. Singh, besides asking him to take action against those responsible for not allowing its members to interact with the media.

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All guns blazing: Sidhu slams Cong govt, Centre on agriculture

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) On the eve of introduction of a state Bill in Punjab Assembly to negate ‘anti-farmer’ central farm laws, cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday slammed his own party’s government in the state for its crop procurement model and “lack” of storage and marketing ability.

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