Modi said: “Badal Sahab is sitting here…he is the Nelson Mandela of India. The only crime of people like Badal Sahib was that they had political views different from those in power,” he said.
The unrelenting farmers, however, said their agitation would continue till 5 pm on that day.
Badal said this while inaugurating the National Summit on Higher Education for Skill Development and Employability in Chandigarh.
Badal said the SAD-BJP government was sensitised to the agrarian issues despite severe criticism from several quarters
Badal claimed that there was no other party in Punjab that could challenge the SAD as the only one that took a stand against suppression.
Eyewitness says a woman ran from the park after shots were fired and sped away in a car with two unidentified men
The Chief Minister’s reaction comes a day after AAP suspended two of its MPs, Harinder Singh Khalsa and Dharamvir Gandhi, for “anti-party activities”.
On being pressed that NIA want to conduct probe, Punjab CM Badal said, “We have no objection, but our government will also continue parallel inquiry in the Gurdaspur attack case”.
Badal said all parties must be on the same page over such issues for national interest.
Prakash Singh Badal spent more than half an hour with the family of the martyr, who was cremated here today with full police honours,
Orbit bus ride from Bathinda to Barnala, after staffs underwent a two-day gender sensitisation course.
It is a serious issue and it will be taken up on priority to get the land records rectified.
CM pointed out that the Punjabi farmer was quiet resilient and never hesitated to follow new practices of farming.
He said that govt was already working in direction of complete overhaul of the education system in the state.
Economist Bibek Debroy, mediapersons Rajat Sharma, Swapan Dasgupta, Hari Shankar Vyas, late actor Pran have also been nominated for the award.