Sikh farmers in Gujarat

In a huge embarrassment to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine in Punjab, farmers from the Kutch district in Gujarat have called BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi’s bluff. A dozen-odd farmers, who are currently in Punjab, said that the Gujarat government has so far not withdrawn the special leave petition from the Supreme court, despite Modi making an emphatic claim in Punjab last month that no Sikh farmers would be evicted from Gujarat. Both the Aam Aadmi Party and the opposition Congress have lapped up the issue during the election season. – Read here

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