Sukhbir Badal, SAD, Punjab News

Will repeal Center's farm laws after SAD forms govt in Punjab: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Chandigarh: SAD (Shiromani Akali Dal) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that his party will repeal the Centre’s farm laws when it comes to power in Punjab State.

During a core committee meeting here, Badal said that it was the duty of the government to ensure that farmers produce was procured at the minimum support price for all 22 crops.

“We have been demanding that the assured marketing at MSP must not only continue but it should also be expanded to cover all the 22 listed crops. When SAD forms a government in the state, we will ensure that this demand is converted into an achievement,” he said.

Badal added, “When the SAD forms government in the state, we will totally reject and block the implementation of (PM Narendra) Modi’s anti-farmer acts in Punjab, declare the entire state a principal market area and repeal the APMC Act 2017 enacted by (Chief Minister) Amarinder Singh.”