Ally Turned Foe : Sukhbir Singh Badal In A Tweet Says SC Ruling On Farm Laws A Moral Defeat For BJP

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The Supreme Court’s stay on implementation of the contentious farm laws is a “resounding moral defeat of the BJP government”, Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal tweeted after the court expressed concern over “lives and property of people affected” and criticised the centre for its apparent inability to resolve an agitation that has rumbled on for several weeks.

However, Badal also red-flagged the setting up of a committee of agricultural experts – all of whom have publicly backed the farm laws – to negotiate an amicable solution. The farmers were equally critical, saying “these members have been justifying the laws”.

“Today’s Supreme Court order on farmers’ issue is a resounding moral defeat of BJP government at the centre… (but) the committee formed by Supreme Court, comprising supporters of anti-farmer laws is a joke and unacceptable,” Badal tweeted.

The Akali Dal leader also expressed “grave concerns over reports the government is pushing mercenaries among agitating farmers to incite violence and defame the honourable struggle” and said the “Akali Dal objects to government allegations that Khalistani elements have infiltrated the protest”.

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