Shiromani Akali Dal President | Member Parliament (Ferozepur) | Former Dy CM Punjab | Former Union MoS | ex MP (Faridkot) | ex MP Rajya Sabha
Sep 20, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Punjabis are pained to see how our CM @BhagwantMann's actions have been lowering prestige of the state. #Lufthansa has never said that
Mann wasn't drunk & that deplaning incident didn't take place. In fact the airline has refused to disclose the incident citing privacy laws.1/4
I talked to 2 passengers who were on the same flight to verify the incident. One of them, an industrialist, was in the 1st class & the other, a hotelier from Rajasthan, was in business class. Both told me that Mann had fallen down on the first seat after entering the aircraft.2/4
Sep 17, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Strongly opposed the 3 agriculture-related Bills in #LokSabha, as they will sound death knell for 20 lakh farmers, 3 lakh ‘mandi’ labourers, 30 lakh khet mazdoor & 30,000 ‘arhatiyas’ besides destroying food grain procurement system established over 50 years.
SAD was not involved in the consultative process & the party’s representative @HarsimratBadal_ had asked for #ordinances to be delayed till a broad consensus was achieved after talks with farmers. We conveyed this to Union Agri Minister too.
Sep 15, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
As a party of the farmers, @Akali_Dal_ cannot support anything which goes against the interest of the ‘annadata’ in the country, especially in #Punjab. So, we opposed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 in #LokSabha today. 1/4
.@Akali_Dal_ has always championed the cause of the #farmers and has made supreme sacrifices to safeguard their interests. That legacy can’t and will not be compromised or diluted, no matter what price we have to pay. 2/4
Sep 12, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Shiromani Akali Dal asks the Govt of India not to present the three central agricultural #ordinances for approval in #parliament until all reservations expressed by ‘Kisan’ organizations as well as farmers & 'khet mazdoors' are duly addressed. #CoreCommitteeDecision
After meeting various farmer & Khet Mazdoor orgs from Punjab as well as adjoining states & also taking view of party workers/leaders, SAD feels that it’s its responsibility to get their reservations addressed & the party is committed to take up all issues raised by them with GOI.
Sep 10, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Shiromani Akali Dal will strongly take up the issue of restoration of Punjabi as an official language in J&K with PM Sh. @narendramodi & Home Minister Sh. @AmitShah besides raising the issue in parliament.
We'll seek a change in the draft legislation seeking to make Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri, Hindi & English official languages of J&K by seeking inclusion of #Punjabi language in this list.
Sep 4, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
We have now made public the probe report by SC welfare principal secy which clearly pins SC welfare minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot. If even now, CM doesn’t sack & arrest Dharamsot, it will be taken that the entire Cong party is a ‘bhagidar’ in this crime against #Dalit students.
The probe reveals that #Dharamsot engineered the Rs 63 CR scam & the officer also gave evidence that the minister took away powers of the dept director to disburse payment by passing an order & began releasing payments on his signatures in a selective manner.
Aug 19, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Pb CM should consider it a warning against compromising on State's principled stand on Riparian Principle regarding river waters. SYL issue stands closed forever after SAD-led govt returned acquired land to original owners. Punjabis & SAD will never allow this canal to be built.
.@capt_amarinder's arguments in yesterday’s meeting with Haryana CM were shocking. He must imm correct the dangerous distortion he introduced in Punjab’s strong case with the poor articulation of Yamuna water argument or he will face strong resistance from people led by the SAD.
Aug 6, 2020 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
A joint delegation of SAD and BJP today urged Pb Guv @vpsbadnore to dismiss @capt_amarinder led #Congress govt and recommend an inquiry by a sitting judge of the HC or the CBI into the #HoochTragedy besides an ED probe to recover the ill gotten wealth acquired by Cong leaders.1/7
Properties of all those involved in the illicit liquor trade be confiscated, smuggling of denatured spirit & ENA from distilleries be stopped, murder cases be registered against all those named by the victim families particularly Khadoor Sahib MLA @RSinghsikki. 2/7
Jul 29, 2020 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Neither is Punjab obliged to part with its river waters to non-riparian states nor does #Punjab have a single drop of water to spare for other states. This has been our consistent position based on practical & legal considerations. So there is no question of Pb constructing #SYL.
Allegations that @Akali_Dal_ govt in Punjab was being unreasonable in not giving water to "younger brother' #Haryana, despite Punjab having excess water are rubbish. If #Punjab has excess water, why would we not share it with our neighbouring state?
Jul 19, 2020 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Nothing is more important to us than the welfare of farmers. MSP & assured marketing of crops is the question of life & death for the beleaguered peasantry and we understand this. @Akali_Dal_ is ready to make any sacrifice needed to ensure they continue as assured by the GOI. 1/5
Though Agri Min @nstomar has already assured that MSP will remain in force, I am ready to take a delegation of farmer org to him to seek any clarification on this issue. I am also committed to take an assurance in Parliament that MSP & assured mkting will continue unhindered. 2/5
Jun 25, 2020 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
.@capt_amarinder & #Congress govt tried to deceive farmers by issuing a false & misleading press statement about the All-Party meeting held yesterday. They committed 'breach of faith' by manipulating press release to show @Akali_Dal_ supported the resolutions moved by them. 1/6
We agreed to accompany the delegation to PM to clarify doubts if any but this was misinterpreted by Cong govt stating that @Akali_Dal_ would accompany to get the Ordinances withdrawn.I have written to CM deriding the manner in which they tried to mislead farmers & misquote me.2/6
Jun 24, 2020 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
I request Pb CM @capt_amarinder to collectively write to the Union govt on behalf all political parties in #Punjab to get a clear cut answer as to whether there is any truth in the propaganda about the so-called end to #MSP system for the purchase of foodgrains. 1/5 #AllPartyMeet
.@Akali_Dal_ is ready to sign any document seeking a written answer to this query. This isn't all. In Parl also during the discussion on #Ordinance, we will insist on an assurance from the GOI that #MSP and Assured Marketing system will remain in place. 2/5 #AllPartyMeet
Jun 9, 2020 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Shiromani Akali Dal demands the Cong govt compensate farmers to the tune of Rs 3,000/Acre for the extra cost which will be incurred by them in transplanting paddy and also asks to take the responsibility of all power, water & sewerage bills levied during the lockdown period. 1/5
Pb govt should give an account of Rs 5,600 cr revenue loss incurred by excise dept. Cases be registered against the family of Religious Advisor to the CM and also the Cong leaders Madan Lal Jalalpur and Hardyal Singh Kamboj be prosecuted for their involvement in #liquorscam. 2/5
Jun 6, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
The painful ghallughara of June 1984 and later the traumatic events of Oct-Nov the same year symbolise the brutal and criminal anti-Sikh policies and decisions of the successive #Congress regimes at the Centre and in Punjab. 1/4 #OperationBlueStar#SikhGenocide
Even today, I find it so unreal, nightmarish and so unbelievable that a government in one’s own country could be so insensitive and so full of petty politicking as to roll tanks into the most sacred shrine of humanity, Sri Harmandir Sahib. 2/4
Jun 4, 2020 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
.@Akali_Dal_ & @BJP4Punjab will jointly fight the excesses being committed on Punjabis by Congressmen. We demand an independent inquiry into Rs 5,600 cr revenue loss incurred by the State in the #LiquorScam besides immediate relief to the common man and the industrial sector. 1/6
We will meet Pb Governor @vpsbadnore to present a memorandum to demand independent inquiries into the #LiquorScam, #SeedScam & #RationScam, besides the immediate release of sugarcane dues to #farmers. 2/6
Shiromani Akali Dal warns the #Congress govt in Punjab against breaking the back of the beleaguered peasantry by scrapping the free power facility and asks it to be ready to face a state-wide mass movement "Lok Lehar" by the SAD on this issue. 1/6
We dismiss @capt_amarinder's statement that his Cabinet had never contemplated any move to scrap #FreePower facility for #farmers and replace it with DBT as “false, mischievous & deliberately misleading” as it was reported in all leading newspapers, TV channels & SM portals. 2/6
May 22, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Shiromani Akali Dal demands a CBI probe into the multi-thousand crore #scam in central food material sent as relief to the State as a large amount of wheat and pulses came for 1.4 crore Punjabis have unfortunately found its way to the open market via #Congress leaders. 1/4
Liquor mafia in league with #Congress leaders have looted Rs 5,600 cr from the state exchequer. Excise deptt suffered this loss because the govt allowed distilleries run by Cong leaders, their friends & advisors to take out truckloads of liquor without paying excise duty. 2/4
Apr 25, 2020 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
.@Akali_Dal_ urges the GoI to give bonus on #wheat MSP besides sending a team to inquire into misappropriation & embezzlement of #food material despatched to Punjab. Resolutions to this effect were passed at a meeting of the party's core committee held through video conferencing.
The core committee demanded Punjab govt to remove the glut in 'mandis' by lifting wheat and helping those in crisis through direct cash transfers and waiver of electricity bills and also announce bonus to offset the losses being suffered by farmers in this hour of crisis.
Apr 5, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Have written to the Chief Minister @capt_amarinder to call an all-party meeting to evolve solutions for the problems being faced by the people due to the long spell of curfew imposed in the State to combat #Covid_19india. 1/4
The extended curfew has resulted in a number of problems for the masses, including farmers, health workers, traders & daily wagers. We need to find solutions for these problems before they spiral out of control, leaving behind a trail of destruction in every sector. 2/4 #Covid_19
Apr 3, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
The denial of cremation to the mortal remains of Hazoori Raagi Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa Ji at Verka caused deep resentment in the minds of the #Sikh community and the Punjab govt must take immediate steps to assuage the sentiments of the community. 1/4
I strongly condemn Punjab govt for taking no action against the #Congress councilor & others who had locked the cremation ground at #Verka yesterday and also the officials who failed to ensure the last rites of Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa Ji were conducted in a befitting manner. 2/4
Mar 28, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
I urge chief minister @capt_amarinder to bring changes in the #wheat procurement process so that farmers go to ‘mandis’ in batches besides taking urgent steps to restore the food supply chain in Punjab to save lakhs of poor from the pangs of hunger. /1 #CoronaLockdown
In view of the #CoronavirusPandemic the State govt should come up with solutions to ensure the safety of farmers during the upcoming wheat procurement season. #Farmers must be provided with gunny bags to store the wheat in their premises. /2 #IndiaFightsCorona