After Rajya Sabha passed two farm bills amid fierce backlash from the Opposition parties, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday urged President Ram Nath Kovind not to sign those bills.
He further urged the President to return those bills to the parliament for reconsideration.
“Please stand by the farmers, `kisan mazdoors`, `aarhtiyas` (agents), labourers and Dalits,” Badal said in a statement.
“Please intervene on their behalf with the government, otherwise they will never forgive us,” he said.
“Don`t let the `annadata` or farmers starve or sleep on the roads.”
Badal also said that the passage of these farm bills marked a sad day for the country`s millions and for democracy.
“Democracy means consensus, not majority oppression,” he added.
It is to be noted that Shiromani Akali Dal is one of the oldest allies of the ruling BJP, and is part of…