Govt Wants to Weaken Farmers, No Solution Other Than Repeal of Agri Laws: Congress
On a day the 8th round of talks in between the Centre and farmer leaders ended inconclusively, the Congress on Friday accused the government of trying to tire out the agitating farmers and worried that rescinding the three farm laws was the only option to the concern.
The Congress likewise stepped up the offensive versus the federal government by releasing an online campaign in assistance of the farmers’ agitation, with senior party leader Rahul Gandhi implicating the Centre of betraying the farmers for benefitting their “business friends”.
The meeting in between the federal government and agents of opposing farmer unions on Friday failed to break the over-a-month-long deadlock with both sides sticking to their positions. While farmer leaders told the federal government their “ghar wapsi” from protest websites at Delhi borders can occur just after “law wapsi”, the Centre firmly insisted talks must be limited to controversial stipulations and ruled out a complete withdrawal of Acts.
Hitting out at the Centre, Congress chief representative Randeep Surjewala stated, “The Modi federal government has shown to be the most inhuman, arrogant and callous in the history of India. It can neither see the farmers dying due to the cold every day nor the economy coming to a dead stop.” “It is trying to weaken the ‘annadata’ by playing the video game of meetings with the farmers. However the farmer will neither weaken nor bow down and will not stop,” he stated in a tweet in Hindi. Congress basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met at senior party leader Rahul Gandhi’s house celebration’s MPs and MLAs from Punjab who have been sitting in protest at Jantar Mantar demanding the repeal of the farm laws.
” The only option is to rescind the three farm laws. There is no other solution,” she told the protesting legislators during the meeting. “We have always waited the farmers and we will not go back,” she included while repeating the celebration’s assistance for farmers.
Punjab MPs Ravneet Singh Bittu, Jasbir Singh Gill and Gurjit Singh Aujla, along with some of the party MLAs including Kulbir Singh Zira have been resting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar for the last 32 days in support of the farmers and demanding the repeal of the farm laws. As part of the Congress’ online campaign, Rahul Gandhi required to Twitter to look for support for the opposing farmers.
” The Modi federal government has betrayed the ‘annadata’ of the nation for the benefit of their capitalist friends. The farmers have spoken through their agitation. It is the responsibility of everybody to raise the voice of the ‘annadata’ and support their needs,” he tweeted in Hindi. “Serene agitation is an integral part of democracy. The farmers’ movement is getting support from all over the nation. You too should raise your voice in their support and reinforce the voice of farmers so that the anti-agriculture laws are rescinded,” he said in another tweet.
In another tweet, after the meeting in between the federal government and farmer leaders ended, Rahul Gandhi said, “Those whose objectives are unclear, it is their method to give one date after another.” Congress leaders got involved in the party’s online campaign by putting out their videos on Twitter looking for assistance for the agitating farmers. Countless farmers, primarily from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, are objecting at different border points of Delhi for over a month now versus the three laws, in spite of the winter and heavy rains.
Enacted in September 2020, the government has actually presented these laws as significant farm reforms targeted at increasing farmers’ earnings, however the objecting farmers have raised issues that these legislations would compromise the minimum support cost (MSP) and ‘mandi’ (wholesale market) systems, leaving them at the mercy of huge corporations.
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