Former Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal returns Padma Vibhushan to protest Farm Laws

Former Punjab CM and Shiromani Akali Dal Leader has written to President Ram Nath Kovind expressing his wish to return his Padma Vibhushan due to the betrayel of farmers and to protest against the new farm laws.
Mr. Badal had received this as an honour of being the second-highest civilian in 2015.
Shiromani Akali Dal had quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) over the dejected farm bills.According to the party, their decision to quit the NDA was because the Centre did not approve of providing statutory legislative guarantees to protect the secure marketing of farmers crops on MSP.
Mr. Badal, who is 92 years old, termed the operation of farm laws as breach of faith of farmers by the government he also said that “I am who I am because of the people, especially the common farmer, Today when he has lost more than his honour , I see no point in holding on to the Padma Vibhushan Honour.”
The pressure has been on the Centre for almost a week after thousands of farmers marched towards Delhi due to the agitation of the Farm bills passed earlier. The Delhi Chalo farmer’s protest at border in Delhi marks the 8th day on December 3.

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