Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal among senior SAD leaders on Friday court arrest in Delhi after police denied permission to hold Parliament March to mark September 17 as black day.
In an order to maintain peace, Sukhbir Singh Badal appealed to the workers to maintain peace and depart to Punjab following langar at Gurdwara Sahib. The SAD president also said that he along with 14-15 senior SAD leaders court arrests.
Besides Sukhbir Singh Badal, the other senior leaders include Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, Daljit Singh Cheema, Bikram Singh Majithia, and Maheshinder Singh Grewal.
Earlier in the day, Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal reached Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib amid heavy security being deployed. The SAD workers gathered in large numbers outside the gurdwara to protest against three farm laws.
It is worth mentioning here that Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal had opposed the passage of farm laws in Parliament. They were the only two MPs who voted against these bills.
Even Harsimrat Kaur had resigned from the ministry after which the Shiromani Akali Dal had quit the NDA and broke its alliance with the BJP.
Farmers have been protesting against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.