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कैप्टन अमरिन्दर सिंह अकालियों और आप पर बरसे

(चंडीगढ़,पँजांब)कैप्टन अमरिन्दर सिंह अकालियों और आप पर बरसे
पंजाब के मुख्यमंत्री कैप्टन अमरिन्दर सिंह ने आज तीन संशोधन बिलों के सम्बन्ध में शिरोमणि अकाली दल और आम आदमी पार्टी की कड़ी आलोचना की है। उन्होंने कहा कि ये दोनों राजनैतिक पक्ष विधानसभा में इन बिलों का समर्थन करने के कुछ घंटों बाद ही इनकी निंदा करने लग पड़े।
सदन को अनिश्चितकाल के लिए स्थगित करने के बाद पत्रकारों के साथ बातचीत करते हुए मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि किसानों ने इन बिलों के खि़लाफ़ कुछ भी नहीं कहा जिनके हितों की सुरक्षा और राज्य के कृषि क्षेत्र को बचाने के लिए यह बिल बनाए गए हैं।
अकाली नेता बिक्रम सिंह मजीठिया और आप की लीडरशिप के बयानों पर प्रतिक्रया देते हुए कैप्टन ने कहा कि यदि वह सोचते हैं कि मैं और मेरी सरकार लोगों को मूर्ख बना रहे हैं तो फिर उन्होंने सदन में यह बात क्यों नहीं कही? उन्होंने हमारे बिलों का समर्थन करते हुए वोट क्यों दिया? इन दोनों राजनैतिक पक्षों के नेताओं ने मुख्यमंत्री पर बिलों को राज्यपाल/राष्ट्रपति द्वारा दस्तख़त न करने की संभावना बारे की गई टिप्पणी का हवाला देते हुए लोगों को गुमराह करने का दोष लगाया है।
अकाली दल और आप नेताओं की तरफ से मीडिया /सोशल मीडिया पर की गई टिप्पणियों के हवाले के साथ मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि दोनों विरोधी पक्षों ने राज्य सरकार के किसान पक्षीय प्रयासों की अहमीयत को घटाने की कोशिश करके अपना असली रंग दिखा दिया है जबकि इन दोनों पार्टियों ने पहले सदन में बिलों के समर्थन का दिखावा किया। उन्होंने कहा कि विरोधी पार्टियों के नेताओं ने केंद्र सरकार के खेती कानूनों को प्रभावहीन बनाने के लिए इन कानूनों को रद्द करने का प्रस्ताव पास करने में उनकी सरकार का साथ दिया और यहाँ तक कि राज्यपाल को कापियां सौंपने के लिए भी साथ गए और बाद में किसानी को बचाने के लिए राज्य सरकार की तरफ से उठाए गए कदमों की निंदा करना शुरू कर दिया। उन्होंने कहा कि स्पष्ट तौर पर इनमें कोई शर्म बाकी नहीं रही।
एक सवाल के जवाब में कैप्टन अमरिन्दर सिंह ने कहा कि अन्य राजनैतिक पार्टियाँ ख़ास तौर पर आप, जिसकी दिल्ली में सरकार है, को पंजाब जैसे कानून लाने चाहिएं ताकि केंद्रीय खेती कानूनों के घातक प्रभावों को प्रभावहीन बनाया जा सके। उन्होंने कहा कि अरविन्द केजरीवाल को भी पंजाब के रास्ते पर चलना चाहिए।
मुख्यमंत्री ने दोहराते हुए कहा कि यदि केंद्र सरकार उनकी सरकार बखऱ्ास्त कर देती है तो उनको इसकी कोई परवाह नहीं परन्तु वह आखिरी दम तक किसानों के हकों की रक्षा के लिए लड़ते रहेंगे। एक सवाल के जवाब में मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि यदि केंद्र सोचता है कि मैने कुछ गलत किया है तो वह मुझे बखऱ्ास्त कर सकते हैं। मैं डरने वाला नहीं हूँ। मैं पहले भी दो बार इस्तीफ़ा के चुका हूँ और दोबारा भी दे सकता हूँ।
एक सवाल के जवाब में मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि कानूनी तौर पर बहुत से रास्ते मौजूद हैं परन्तु उनको उम्मीद है कि राज्यपाल लोगों की आवाज़ सुनते हुए अपनी जि़म्मेदारी निभाएंगे। कैप्टन अमरिन्दर सिंह ने कहा कि पंजाब की आवाज़ राज्यपाल के पास पहुँच चुकी है और वह भारत के राष्ट्रपति को बिल भेजेंगे। उन्होंने कहा कि राष्ट्रपति राज्य के लोगों की भावनाओं और अपील को दरकिनार नहीं कर सकते।
इस दौरान मीडिया के साथ बातचीत के दौरान एक सवाल के जवाब में कैप्टन अमरिन्दर सिंह ने कहा कि वह खुश हैं कि नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू बीते दिन सदन में आए और खेती बिलों पर अच्छी बहस की।

SAD to Jaam “Chakka” in Pb on Sep 25 Against Farm Bill

(Chd,Pb)SAD to Jaam “Chakka” in Pb on Sep 25 Against Farm Bill
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the BJP’s oldest ally, on Tuesday announced road blockades across Punjab on September 25 to protest against the contentious farm Bills passed by Parliament.
Rajya Sabha passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 during the day. It had cleared the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 on Sunday.
The Bills had been passed by Lok Sabha last week.
As per SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema
SAD party’s senior leaders, workers, farmers and farm labourers would block roads in the state for three hours from 11 am in a peaceful manner.
Notably, around 30 farmers’ outfits have already given a call for a complete shutdown in Punjab on September 25 in protest against the Bills.
Party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal would launch a four-day state-wide mass contact programme on September 26 during which he would make party workers aware about the “adverse impact” of these Bills on the farming community,
Last week, SAD leader and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal had resigned from the Union Cabinet in protest against the Bills.

Cong Accuses SAD Of Indulging in Double Speak

(New Delhi) Cong Accuses SAD Of Indulging in Double Speak
The Congress accused Shiromani Akali Dal of indulging in double-speak and of being dishonest on the farm bills and asked why they have not left the ruling National Democratic Alliance. Congress and some other opposition parties have been protesting against the farm bills, alleging these would harm the interest of farmers and benefit corporates.

Akalis Protest Against Liquor Scam,Fuel Price Hike,Mining

(Chd,Pb)Akalis Protest Against Liquor Scam,Fuel Price Hike,Mining
The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday held statewide protests against the hike in fuel prices, alleged liquor scam and illegal mining in Punjab.
Leading a protest in Mohali’s Zirakpur, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal demanded that the Punjab government slash fuel prices by Rs 10 a litre.
Once the Punjab government reduces fuel prices by Rs 10 per litre, we will ask the Centre to do the same, the SAD president said, adding that they have already written to PM Narendra Modi to cut central excise duty on fuel.
Badal said that the state should compensate private schools by submitting their six months’ fee in advance.
Meanwhile, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Amritsar said diesel is the costliest in Punjab when compared with neighbouring states.
Majithia demanded a central probe into the embezzlement and wrongful distribution of ration by the Congress government.
He alleged that the ration sent by the Centre for 1.40 crore people was diverted to Congressmen who embezzled it and sold it on the open market.
At Rupnagar, senior leader Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said the SAD was forced to come out and hold dharnas because the Congress-led government were following anti-people policies.
He alleged the sand mafia has been given a free hand by the Congress government due to which Congressmen were enriching themselves at the cost of the state treasury.

Badal Announced 19 Member Core Committee of His SAD

(ChdPb) Badal Announced 19 Member Core Committee of His SAD
The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday announced a 19-member core committee of the party comprising senior leaders.
Senior leader Jagmeet Singh Brar was included as a member of the party’s highest decision-making body,
Brar, a former Congress MP, had joined the Akali Dal last year.
Other members of the core committee are Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Tota Singh, Charanjit Singh Atwal, Nirmal Singh Kahlon, Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Prem Singh Chandumajra, Daljit Singh Cheema and Jagir Kaur.
Upinderjit Kaur, Sikander Singh Maluka, Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Bikram Singh Majithia, Hari Singh Zira, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Gulzar Singh Ranike, Surjit Singh Rakhra, Baldev Singh Mann and SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal are too included in the panel.
Senior vice-president and spokesman of the SAD, Daljit Singh Cheema, said party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal appointed Jagir Kaur as the president of women’s wing.
Gulzar Singh Ranike has been appointed as the chief of the party’s Scheduled Castes wing.
MLA N K Sharma will lead the party’s trade wing.
Parmbans Singh Bunty Romana was appointed as the president of the Youth Akali Dal, said Cheema.
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SAD Demands Independent Probe into Paddy Seed Scam’ in Punjab

(Chd,Pb)SAD Demands Independent Probe into ‘Seed Scam’ in Punjab
Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday demanded an independent probe while terming the reported vigilance investigation as a cover-up exercise’.
The party submitted memorandums to deputy commissioners across Punjab in this regard.
In the memorandum, SAD leaders demanded that all those responsible for the supply and sale of spurious paddy seeds should be arrested and farmers be compensated.
The Shiromani Akali Dal had claimed that a close associate of cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa was allegedly involved in the supply of spurious seeds, which were not approved for sale by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).
SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia told mediapersons in Amritsar that the Vigilance Department was not expected to act against the state minister.
Senior party leader Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said only custodial interrogation of the seed supplier could unravel the entire scam and demanded an independent probe into it.
The leaders further said seeds, which earlier cost Rs 70 per kg, were sold at Rs 200 per kg to farmers by the scamsters .
A raid was conducted at a seed store in Ludhiana and more than 750 quintals of seed packaged as PR-129 and 100 quintals of seed packaged as PR-128 were seized,

SAD Slashes Capt Govt For Not Distributing Ration to Migrants

(Ludhiana)SAD Slashes Capt Govt For Not Distributing Ration to Migrants
SAD demands dismissal of Bharat Bhushan Ashu for meting out cruelty to migrant labourers by not distributing ration to them.
SAD Asks Punjab govt to waive off power bills of all Blue card holders for four months
SAD Tells govt to honour promise made to industrial sector by waiving off fixed power charges for period of lockdown instead of deferring them
Addressing a press conference senior SAD leaders S. Maheshinder Singh Grewal and S. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said Bharat Bhushan Ashu was directly responsible for the crisis in Ludhiana. “Even though migrant labourers are most in need of food relief, Ashu did not distribute any food material to them despite the fact that the centre had despatched wheat and pulses for 1.40 crore people to Punjab. It is because of this that labourers took to the streets in Punjab and endangered themselves as well as other citizens by flouting social distancing norms”.
The leaders also asked the chief minister to direct officials to distribute ration on merit without being influenced by Congressmen. They said genuine beneficiaries were suffering because Congressmen had commandeered the distribution operation. “Blue cards of thousands of genuine beneficiaries have been cut and ration is being diverted to Congress leaders to distribute as per their whims and fancies to their supporters.

Capt Says No to Badal For All Party Meet to Combat Covid

(Chd,Pb)Capt Says No to Badal For All Party Meet to Combat Covid
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said there was neither any time nor the necessity to hold an all-party meeting as demanded by Sukhbir Badal.
The Chief Minister said the state government was already taking all possible steps effectively on the issues raised by Sukhbir in his letter of April 5.
Responding to the demand raised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President for convening ‘All Party Meet’, the Chief Minister said that the state was passing through a difficult phase as the Coronavirus pandemic had shattered the entire public life

Badals Only Make Statts Against Cong But We Will Fight Them:Dhindsa

(Sangrur,Pb)Badals Only Make Statts Against Cong But We Will Fight Them:Dhindsa
Rebel Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Sunday accused the Badal family of being “hand in glove” with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, saying their business interests “remained unaffected” despite the Congress being in power in the state.
Dhindsa appeared to to be responding to the allegations by Akali Dal leaders that he and his son Parminder Singh Dhindsa were being used as “pawns” by the CM and Congress to weaken the SAD.
The Dhindsas were expelled by the Akali Dal for alleged anti-party activities on February 3.
On Sunday, they held a massive “Save Punjab, Save Panth” rally on their home turf in Sangrur.

Punjab’s DGP Gupta Takes U Turn on His Remarks on Kartarpur Sahib Devotees

(Chd,Pb)Punjab’s DGP Gupta Takes U Turn on His Remarks on Kartarpur Sahib Shrine Devotees
Punjab Director General of police, Dinkar Gupta, has expressed shock and outrage over his remarks made at the Indian Express Ideas Exchange event on February 20, being misunderstood or being willfully misconstrued.Earlier Top Cop has said that Sri Kartarpur Sahib has Potential to Turn a Sikh Devotee into a Terrorist within 6 Hrs
In a statement issued here, Gupta said, “I rejoiced at the opening of the Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor which has fulfilled the decades-old aspirations of millions of devotees like myself all over the world who profess their faith in Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his divine teachings. Their daily ardas for ‘khulle darshan-deedaar’ of religious shrines that remain in post-Partition Pakistan, was finally answered. It was a matter of even greater happiness that it coincided with the 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji”.
Top Cop also said that, as the DGP of the state, which is faced with continuing battle against violent extremism that continues to be funded and supported from across the border, he cannot over emphasize the need to remain vigilant.
He said,“I only red-flagged the obvious ‘potential’ for misuse by elements notorious for their hostility towards India and their effort to exploit every opportunity, even the most pious one, to disturb peace and communal harmony”
Gupta further said that his remarks at the Indian Express event were strictly pertaining to the security and safety of Punjab and India. There was absolutely no reference to any religion or community in his remarks but simply that some anti-national elements based in hostile neighborhood could misuse and exploit this opportunity and, therefore, “we” need to be vigilant to such potential dangers in the interest of peace and security of the people of the State, who, he said, had already suffered a lot in the past at the hands of terrorism promoted by our hostile neighbour.
Earlier Bikram Singh Majithia of Shiromani Akali Dal Slammed Capt Led Punjab Govt And Top Leaders of Congress asking that out of 51,000 devotees how many sikhs are converted terrorists