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The Khalistan movement in the 1980s may have limited support for Punjab’s Sikhs in the battle with the Indira Gandhi govt. But in Modi govt's farm laws, they have a worthy cause.
Farmer leader Hannan Mollah said there is no response from the government, and it is busy pushing an agenda on the movement.
On his second visit to Singhu border, Arvind Kejriwal challenged 'any Union minister' to have a debate with farmers, said it would be clear then if the laws were harmful or beneficial.
Amarjit Singh, a member of Bar Association of Punjab’s Jalalabad, ‘consumed poison’. In his purported suicide note, he wrote he is sacrificing himself to shake up Modi’s conscience.
Confederation of All India Traders has said BJP must act against the Jharkhand ex-CM who called traders 'mafia and snake'. Raghubar Das says he wasn't talking about 'honest traders'.
Abhay Singh Sandhu says Pagdi Sambhal Jatta movement, led by his grandfather & Bhagat Singh’s uncle Ajit Singh against British laws, still resonates with people of Punjab.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh defended the new farm laws while participating in a special programme of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi digitally addressed by PM Modi.
Finance Minister Sitharaman said Congress is protesting because 'pro-farmers policies' mentioned in parties' 2019 election manifesto are being implemented by PM Modi, not by them.
Addressing a rally at Dwarka in Delhi, Union Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that the MSP will continue and that some people are trying to mislead farmers about these farm laws.
In an address Friday, PM Modi also appealed to farmers protesting the new laws to come to the negotiating table and talk on facts.