Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday termed Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s decision to quit the Union Cabinet as another piece of theatrics being enacted by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
Reason: SAD has still not quit the ruling coalition over the Farm Bills which have created a political storm in Punjab.
Questioning SAD decision of continuing in the BJP-led NDA coalition, the Chief Minister said even her resignation was a gimmick to befool the farmers of Punjab.
“But they (the Akalis) will not succeed in misleading the farmer organisations,” he said, calling it a case of ‘too little, too late.’
Had SAD taken a stand earlier and supported his government against the ordinances, the Centre might have thought many times before pushing the anti-farmer legislations in the Parliament, he added.
It was the angst of the farmers and the pressure mounted by the state’s farmer organizations that compelled the Badals to change their stance on the ordinances, said Captain Amarinder.