Union Food Processing Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal today resigned from the Union Cabinet in protest against the farm-related Bills. She walked out of the Lok Sabha when the House was taking up a discussion on the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, tabled by the NDA government to replace the ordinances issued earlier.
Reacting to SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur’s resignation from the Union Cabinet, PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar today said the “double-speak” of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on the farm Bills led to the inevitable.
“One cannot sail in two boats. Harsimrat’s resignation signals the end of alliance between the BJP and SAD. If the Akalis are left with some grace, they should end the alliance with the BJP before the saffron party throws them out,” Jakhar said.
Courtesy: The Tribune