Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an official announcement, declared that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws which had been at the center of protests by farmers for the past year.
Leader of opposition in the assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema of the Aam Aadmi Party, also accused the Akalis of supporting the farm laws.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he always implored Union Government to roll back 'black' agri farm laws.
The SAD supremo Sukhbir Badal warned the Congress government and Punjab’s Director General of Police with legal action if false witnesses were arranged to frame the Badals.
Sukhbir Badal was protesting the way the Centre has enhanced the powers of the BSF
TMC and Punjab Chief Minister have criticised government's decision to authorise BSF to undertake search, seizure and arrest within a larger 50 km stretch of the border of West Bengal, Assam and Punjab instead of existing 15Km. Captain Amarinder Singh, however supports this amendment.
'The protest march today not only symbolises the farmers' dissent but will also be remembered as a historic event that struck at the root of tyranny. Let's unite to mark this day as the beginning of a renewed revolt to bring justice for farmers,' the SAD president tweeted.
SAD is the first party to declare candidates for the election that is likely to be held in February, 2022.
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The Shiromani Akali Dal also claimed that Badal’s vehicle was pelted with stones and Congress members allegedly fired at SAD volunteers on Tuesday in Punjab's Jalalabad.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal also claimed that ‘kisan shakti' has the power to "wipe out" the BJP.
The Haryana Police used water cannons and lobbed teargas shells to stop protesting farmers from marching towards Kaimla village where Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was to address people.
Badal also asked the BJP to shun it’s ‘arrogant attitude’ and accept the farmers’ demands
'This is not just political dishonesty in the extreme but also an inhuman betrayal of the simple-hearted and trusting farmers,' said Badal in a statement
Farmers under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee have been squatting on the rail tracks in Amritsar and Ferozepur since September 24.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday took out three separate farmer marches from the three religious Takhts in Punjab to Chandigarh. The marches are being led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Prem Singh Chandumajra and Daljit Singh Cheema.
Reacting to the SAD's decision of breaking ties, BJP's senior leader Manoranjan Kalia said it was unfortunate that they broke a long association. 'We are ready. We will fight (polls) and we are definitely going to form the government,' he added.
The Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal urged Captain Amarinder Singh to immediately take steps to ensure Punjab be exempted from the recently passed farm legislations.
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