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SAD-BJP ties break; Akali Dal quits the NDA saying farmer

New Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal has announced pulling out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), a week after the party MP Harsimrat Badal resigned from the Cabinet in protest of the new agriculture laws. “The NDA government at the Centre which brought such anti-farmer and anti-Punjab bills, we cannot be part […]Read More

CM Yediyurappa says he would resign from politics if corruption

Bengaluru: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday said he would resign from politics if there is any iota of truth in the corruption allegations levelled against his son B Y Vijayendra, who is also BJP state vice president. Yediyurappas outburst was against leader of opposition Siddaramaiah’s allegation during the no-confidence motion, moved by the […]Read More

PM says farm bills to benefit small, marginal farmers most,

New Delhi, Sep 25 () Hitting out at the Opposition at its attack on his government over the farm bills issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that those who always “lied” to farmers are now “shooting from their shoulders” and misleading them for their own political benefit. Addressing BJP leaders and workers on […]Read More

Amarinder Singh considering “all options” to make new agricultural laws

New Delhi: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is considering “all options” to make the new agricultural laws ineffective in Punjab, such as approaching the Supreme Court on the basic premise that agriculture is a state subject on which the Centre cannot legislate, and amending the Punjab APMC Act to stipulate that the entire state […]Read More

Opposition members’ conduct in Rajya Sabha ‘shameful’: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: The top brass of the central government on Sunday flayed the opposition over its members’ “unruly conduct” in Rajya Sabha during the passage of the two farm bills, condemning their behaviour as “shameful” and unprecedented in Parliament’s history. Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javadekar, Pralhad Joshi, Piyush Goyal, Thawarchand Gehlot and Mukhtar Abbas […]Read More

Will take BJP, allies to court over farm legislations: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said his government will take the BJP and its allies, including the Shiromani Akali Dal, to the court over the “unconstitutional, undemocratic and anti-farmer” laws of the Centre. The CM vowed to fight till his last breath to protect the interests of the state’s farmers, according to […]Read More

Farm bills: BJD issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has issued a whip to its Rajya Sabha members directing them to remain present in the House on Sunday during the debate over the contentious farm bills. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday introduced in Rajya Sabha the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, […]Read More

Farm fix: Two worrisome features of the farm bills that

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana are on the warpath against the Centre’s new laws on agriculture. One of the BJP’s oldest allies, the Shiromani Akali Dal, has withdrawn its representative from the Union council of ministers in protest, although she was quiet when the ordinances, which are being replaced with the new laws, were approved […]Read More