Chandigarh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene personally, immediately and effectively, and invite the farmers for talks without any preconditions to revoke the three Black Acts on Agri-marketing.
Felicitating the farmers of the country, especially those from Punjab and Haryana, for the complete success of the peaceful Bandh, Mr Badal said that this should show the Government that the people of the entire country stood solidly behind their “Anndata”.
He also urged the Prime Minister to convene a Special Session of the Parliament to revoke the three Acts on Agricultural Marketing that have led the country to this impasse.
He said that if the government had heeded the SAD advice on the issue when the party not only voted against
the Bills in the Parliament but even quit the Cabinet and broke the SAD-BJP to protest against the three Acts, the situation today would have been different.
Mr Badal said that as a first step the government must invite farmers’ organisations for talks without any precondition and without any further loss of time. He reiterated his party’s total support to the farmers cause.