Punjab & Region

Farm laws repealed, but Sukhbir rules out alliance with BJP

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 20

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will not join hands with its former partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Friday, reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement from earlier today that the three contentious central farm laws were being withdrawn.

“…700 farmers lost their lives. We tried to convince the Prime Minister in Parliament that the black laws which you enacted are not acceptable to the farmers. Whatever we said, that turned out to be true,” Badal told news agency ANI.

 “No,” the former Punjab deputy chief minister said, when asked if his party and the BJP, whose government at the Centre introduced the legislations in September last year, would reconcile.