Former Punjab Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal


Former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday attacked the Centre for calling protesting farmers ‘anti-nationals’. Addressing a press convention, the Akali Dal President stated that the BJP had insulted farmers by calling them anti-nationals. “There are aged girls in farmer protests. Do they appear to be Khalistanis? It’s a approach of calling farmers of the nation as anti-nationals. That is an insult to the farmers. How dare they name our farmers anti-nationals? Does BJP or anyone else have the precise to declare anyone as anti-national?

“These folks (farmers) have devoted their whole life to the nation and now you’re calling them anti-national. People who find themselves calling them anti-nationals are literally anti-nationals,” Badal stated.

Badal’s response was directed at those that have been expressing apprehensions about some protestors who’ve made some controversial remarks whereas agitation. Within the preliminary days of protests, a video of a farmer went viral wherein he may be heard saying, “We handled Indira, will see Modi”. The BJP shared that video on Twitter suggesting that worry of some anti-nationals hijacking this protest was not totally misplaced.

On November 29, BJP IT Cell Head Amit Malviya shared a video of 1 Deep Sidhu, who may be heard telling police personnel how farmers’ protest can change the geopolitics of the area. Sharing that video, Malviya wrote: “This man, a radical voice supporting the Khalistan motion, is the face of Congress’s farmer agitation in Punjab…Does India want enemies with events like Congress and AAP round? The fireplace Capt Amarinder Singh is stoking devoured Indira Gandhi. However they don’t appear to study.”

Earlier within the day, Sukhbir’s father and former Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal returned Padam Vibhshan saying he was misled by the Centre on farm legal guidelines. He stated that the Centre, on the time of ordinance, had assured him that the farmers’ apprehensions can be addressed earlier than changing that into legal guidelines.”However I used to be shocked when the federal government merely went again on its phrase,” Badal stated.

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