The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, February 15, 2021
Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) president Jathedar Ranjit Singh Brahmpura today said that the country is now facing an ‘emergency-like situation’ under the rule of the NDA government. Slamming the Modi government, Brahmpura said that around 200 farmers have lost their lives during the ongoing agitation but no one from the NDA government spoke even a single word on the issue. He also demanded from the Central Government that the families of farmers, who died amid the Kisan Morcha, should be provided with an ex-gratia grant of Rs 50 lakh and a government job.
The leaders of SAD (Taksali) held a meeting of the core committee today here to discuss various current issues.
Addressing the media at his house in Sector 15 here, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura said, “Around eight months have been passed since the farmers of Punjab started this agitation against the three black laws. It is shameful the NDA government has not yet spoken a word in the sympathy of farmers, who have died while fighting for their rights. Also, the eleven rounds of talks between the government and the farmer unions failed to produce any output. The government should resolve this issue at the earliest.” He added that Punjab had played a crucial role in independence but the government is treating the farmers of Punjab like their enemies. “At the time of independence, the maximum number of Punjabis sacrificed their lives and these people are calling the farmers of Punjab as andolanjeevi, traitors, and khalistanis,” said the Taksali leader.