A day after Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur resigned from the Cabinet over the passing of the controversial farm sector reform Bill, there has been a sudden stir in Haryana. It was discussed that farm bills have raised pressure on BJP’s Haryana ally Dushyant Singh Chautala, whose Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) is part of the state’s coalition government.
However, close aide of Haryana deputy CM confirmed to Newsd that there is no question of resigning from the government. Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala is meeting CM Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh to discuss over farmer’s bill.
After Harsimrat Kaur Badal quit the government, the opposition Congress posted a tweet taunting Dushyant Chautala. “Dushyant Ji, following Harsimrat Kaur Badal you should have resigned at least from the Deputy CM post. You are more attached to your chair than farmers….”, tweeted Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.
हरसिमरत के इस्तीफ़े के नाटक को ही दोहरा कर छोटे सीएम के पद से इस्तीफ़ा दे देते।
पद प्यारा है, किसान प्यारे क्यों नहीं ?
कुछ तो राज है, किसान माफ नहीं करेंगे।
जजपा सरकार की पिछलग्गु बन किसान की खेती-रोटी छिनने के जुर्म की भागीदार है।
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 17, 2020
Harsimrat Kaur Badal quit after the Lok Sabha passed the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill. The Bills allow farmers to sell their produce beyond APMC limits and paves way for contract farming.
For weeks now, farmers in Punjab and Haryana have been protesting against the three Bills.
The three Bills that led to the farmers protest are The Famers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.