Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal has targeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on the issue of new agricultural laws on Friday. He accused the Congress of supporting farmers on agricultural laws to adopt double standards.
Harsimrat targeted Rahul, saying that even his grandmother Indira Gandhi used to call Punjabis Khalistani, so do not shed crocodile tears. Why did your grandmother use the word Khalistani for Punjabis? Why did you name them Drug Addict? Once you answer these questions, then talk about the farmers of Punjab.
Harsimrat tweeted, targeting the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi and tweeted- 'Where was Rahul Gandhi when the farmers were staging a dharna in Punjab? Where were they when the bills were passed in Parliament? 40 Congress MPs were absent from the proceedings of Rajya Sabha. His Punjab CM is shaking hands with the BJP government at the Center. Does Rahul think that his words of condolence can 'wash away his guilt'? '
Explain that Badal's party Shiromani Akali Dal was part of the BJP-led NDA government, but on the issue of these laws, he decided to part with the government. The party feared that due to the 'disputed' agricultural law, its traditional vote bank in Punjab might collapse, in which case Harsimrat Kaur, a minister in the central government, resigned from the Shiromani Akali Dal. The Akali Dal and the Congress Party are rivals in Punjab and both have been accusing each other of attacking the Bajpas in the agricultural law case.