Monday, May 27, 2024

Harsimrat vs Amarinder: Both call each other illiterate

A verbal spat broke out between former cabinet minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh over the stance of their parties on the ongoing farmer protests.

 Both of the leaders attacked each other on Twitter.  Punjab CM Amarinder Singh in a stinging attack on Akalis, pointing towards Harsimrat Kaur, asked “Is she illiterate that she can’t read?” Singh said this in a statement that Harsimrat Kaur and her party who are protesting now, were part of the union cabinet when the bills were passed. 

He also attacked Shiromani Akali Dal’s president Prakash Singh Badal and said “I don’t know why Prakash Singh Badal got the Padma Bhushan in the first place”

In a sharp reaction to this, Harsimrat Kaur counter-attacked and tweeted, “Call me illiterate if that floats your boat, but I’m amused that you despite being so ‘literate’ don’t know the difference between Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. Never mind! But calling our peacefully protesting Annadata a ‘threat to national security’ is highly shameful.”

Singh on Thursday met Union Minister Amit Shah. Referring to the thousands of farmers from Punjab camping in and around Delhi with their demand to repeal the laws, Mr. Singh said he told the minister that the protests affect the security of the nation.

Farmers are protesting on the Delhi border for the newly passed Farm Acts 2020 and even despite several rounds of talks, no conclusion has been achieved till yet.  The fifth round of talks with farmers is scheduled for December 2.

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