State BJP president Shwait Malik on Monday said no contentions had been raised by former CM Parkash Singh Badal with the BJP on the farmers’ issue, rather “he has assured that the Akali Dal will always be with the BJP”.
Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a bike rally in the district, Malik said: “I was present at the meeting (BJP chief Amit Shah’s with the Badals). No concerns were expressed by the Akali leadership. Badal saheb is the most trusted and reputed leader of the NDA.
He has blessed the BJP.” On ban on farmers for sowing paddy before June 20, he alleged: “The Congress is an enemy of the farmers. It has cut their loan limits and sops.” The rally was taken out on the completion of four years of the BJP at the Centre.