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Modi government using force to oppress farmers, alleges Sukhbir Singh Badal

The SAD leader also said that farmers have been discussing these issues with the government, but there has been no outcome.

Published: 29th January 2021 01:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2021 01:14 PM   |  A+A-

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (File | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the government is using brute force against the protesting farmers due to which they boycotted President Ram Nath Kovind's address to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on Friday.

"Farmers are protesting for over six months and around 300 have lost their lives. The government did not listen to their demands and are now using force on them to end the movement. This is why all the opposition parties believe that farmers are being oppressed," he said outside the parliament.

The SAD leader also said that farmers have been discussing these issues with the government, but there has been no outcome.

A total of 16 political parties including--Congress, NCP, J-K National Conference, DMK, AITC, Shiv Sena, Samajwadi Party, RJD, CPI (M), CPI, IUML, RSP, PDP, MDMK, Kerala Congress (M), and AIUDF-- boycotted the President's address in the Parliament to register their protest against the three farm laws.

Apart from these 16 parties, BSP, AAP, and SAD also boycotted the President's address.

MPs of Left parties also held a protest march to Parliament in support of farmers' agitating against the union agriculture laws.



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