Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
NDA govt has violated the principle of federalism & usurped the states’ powers to institute Agri laws & is working against states’ interests by centralising all power.
When Akali Dal called for a federal structure, we were branded separatists. Today, all states favour federal structure.
If one agrees with NDA govt, he is a desh bhakt, but if not, he is a desh drohi or extremist or from ‘tukde tukde’ gang.
Is S. Parkash Singh Badal who returned his Padma Vibhushan or Harsimrat Kaur Badal who resigned from Union ministry in protest against Agri laws desh drohis?
Most condemnable of all is that the farmer agitation is being projected as Sikh vs Hindu conflict.
This started in Delhi & now the same forces want to replicate it in Punjab.
Akali Dal is very clear – Punjab will prosper only with peace & communal harmony.