‘My govt’s prerogative to call a session’: Punjab CM
After SAD’s ultimatum to state government to call a special session of Vidhan Sabha within a week, CM Amarinder Singh Monday said that convening the session to negate the Centre’s farm laws was his government’s prerogative and SAD had neither the moral right nor any political standing to dictate terms to him or his government. “It was ludicrous that the party which had boycotted the last Vidhan Sabha session to avoid voting for the resolution against the farm laws was now so desperate about convening the next session to reject those very legislations,” the Chief Minister said, in a statement.
He termed the SAD’s ultimatum and threat of gherao his residence on the issue as yet another example of the shocking double standards of the Badals who had brazenly backstabbed the farmers on the issue. Amarinder said he “did not need the Akalis’ advice or ultimatums to do the right thing for the farmers, whom SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and former union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had virtually thrown to the corporate wolves through active collusion with the BJP”.