The bitter change between the political stakeholders in Punjab over farmers’ protest continued unabated on Friday, with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh attacking former Union minister, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal, over the contentious farm legal guidelines handed by the Centre just lately. “Is she illiterate that she will be able to’t learn?” Mr Singh mentioned in a press release, mentioning that Ms Badal, who resigned when outrage in opposition to the legal guidelines mounted, was a part of the union cupboard after they had been handed.
Mr Singh additionally attacked SAD president Parkash Singh Badal. “All his life Parkash Singh Badal has been claiming that he represents the pursuits of the farmers. Then why did his get together assist the central Ordinances after initially opposing them, after which did an about-turn and began publicly criticising the legislations?” he mentioned.
“I do not know why Prakash Singh Badal obtained the Padma Bhushan within the first place,” Mr Singh quipped.
Ms Badal, in a counterattack, corrected the Chief Minister, saying Mr Badal had gained the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, not the third highest Padma Bhushan.
“Name me illiterate if that floats your boat, however I am amused that you just regardless of being so ‘literate’ do not know the distinction between Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. By no means thoughts! However calling our peacefully protesting Annadata a ‘menace to nationwide safety’ is extremely shameful,” she tweeted.
Name me illiterate if that floats your boat @capt_amarinder,however I am amused that u regardless of being so ‘literate’ do not know the diff between #PadmaBhushan & #PadmaVibhushan.By no means thoughts! However calling our peacefully protesting Annadata a ‘menace to nationwide safety’ is extremely shameful.
— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) December 4, 2020
Mr Singh on Thursday met Union Minister Amit Shah. Referring to the 1000’s of farmers from Punjab tenting in and round Delhi with their demand to repeal the legal guidelines, Mr Singh mentioned he informed the minister that the protests have an effect on the safety of the nation.
The Punjab Chief Minister additionally attacked the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal right this moment for “twisting his assertion on nationwide safety”. He mentioned it was clearly made in reference to Pakistan and as Dwelling Minister of Punjab, it was his obligation to apprise the Union Dwelling Minister of the risks of the extended agitation.
“Kejriwal nu jhooth bolan di aadat hai, aur Khattar nu kuttan di (Kejriwal has the behavior of mendacity and Khattar of beating),” he mentioned.
Earlier this week, Mr Kejriwal had taken on Captain Singh, saying he has joined arms with the BJP and is upset that the AAP authorities has not transformed the 9 stadiums within the metropolis to open jails.
The farmers protesting on the outskirts of Delhi in opposition to the Centre’s new agricultural legal guidelines have referred to as a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday. This was after a number of rounds of talks with the Centre failed to interrupt the impasse.