Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and member of parliament from Bathinda. She is a member of Shiromani Akali Dal. Her husband Sukhbir Singh Badal was the deputy chief minister of Punjab and the president of Shiromani Akali Dal.read more
The former Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Industries, who resigned over the farm laws, tweeted that she has mild symptoms and has quarantined herself at home.
Launching a scathing attack on the BJP over farmers' protest against the three central farm laws, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday dubbed the saffron party as "real tukde tukde gang" and accused it of setting Hindus against Sikhs in Punjab.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal had resigned from the Union Cabinet in September in protest against three farm sector bills, which later got the President's assent after being passed by Parliament.
Former Union Minister and Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal and other party leaders were detained on Thursday while trying to enter Chandigarh in protest against new farm laws. She was leading the Kisan March towards Chandigarh.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will take a call on whether to remain in the BJP-led NDA or not after taking into consideration the fate of three contentious farm bills in Rajya Sabha and consulting its cadre, party sources said on Friday, a day after its lone Union minister quit the government.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday accepted Harsimrat Kaur Badal's resignation with immediate effect. The former Food Processing Industries Minister resigned in protest against three farm sector bills on Thursday.
Reacting on the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that she resigned under the pressure of Punjab's local politics. However, the party still hopes that the matter will be resolved after discussion with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
The Lok Sabha (Lower House) on Thursday passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 as well as the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday announced in Lok Sabha that party leader and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal will quit the Modi government in protest against the three farm bills tabled by the Centre in Parliament.
In a letter to the prime minister, the Union food processing minister said stubble burning was continuing unabated across North India as the farmers could not afford the expensive stubble cleaning and super seeder machines.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had also lashed out at Pakistan for demanding the USD 20 service charge, saying it was tantamount to "putting a ticket" on visiting the historic gurdwara.
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday said that PM Modi will inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor on November 8, at Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur.
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday condemned Islamabad's insistence to charge a service fee of USD 20 from pilgrims to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara and compared it with 'jaziya'.
The SAD on Wednesday hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over his remarks against party leader and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, saying his comments reflected his “feudal” mindset of treating women as “secondary”.
The 15th Finance Commission headed by N.K. Singh on Wednesday commended policy measures taken by the Food Processing Ministry to raise farm income and generate value-added activities.
The Delhi Police arrested Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and 95 others on several charges, including rioting and unlawful assembly, following the protest.
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal Thursday said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has directed the Indian Embassy in Iraq to take immediate steps to ensure the return of seven Punjab based youths.
Wife of Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal and daughter-in-law of five-time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, she retained the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat for a third consecutive term.
It might be Modi versus Rahul Gandhi at the national level, in Bathinda, the rivalry between the Badals and Captain Amarinder Singh is playing to the hilt despite the general street-talk about under the cover bonhomie between the two key political families of Punjab.
Badal, along with Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri , crossed over to the neighbouring country through Attari-Wagah land route in Amritsar to attend the ceremony as representatives of the Indian government.