As the Narendra Modi executive subsidized down and introduced repeal of the 3 contentious farm regulations, the primary opposition Congress these days known as it a victory for the farmers. Party president Sonia Gandhi mentioned she hopes the federal government has drawn some classes for the long run that any determination in a democracy must be taken after discussions with all together with the opposition and with settlement of stakeholders.
The Congress additionally hit out on the Prime Minister asking him to apologise to the farming group and to the households of greater than 700 farmers who had misplaced their lives right through the protest. Senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote an open letter to the farmers congratulating them for the way in which they “fought the arrogance of a dictatorial leader in a Gandhian way and forced him to take back his decision.” It is an unequalled instance of victory of reality over falsehood, he mentioned.
Some of the leaders argued the verdict to repeal the farm regulations was once taken by way of the Government fearing setbacks within the coming near near Assembly elections.
In a remark, Sonia mentioned the repeal of the farm regulations was once a victory of reality, justice and non-violence. “The conspiracy which was hatched by those in power against the farmers and workers was defeated today and so was the arrogance of dictatorial rulers,” Sonia mentioned. “In democracy, decisions should be taken after discussions with all, with the agreement of those impacted and taking the opinion of the opposition. I hope the Modi government has at least drawn some lessons for the future,” Sonia mentioned.
“I hope the Prime Minister and the BJP government will leave their stubbornness and arrogance and will focus on implementing policies for farmers’ welfare, will ensure MSP for them and will evolve a consensus with state governments, farmer organizations and opposition parties before taking any such step in the future,” she added.
Rahul advised farmers that the fight isn’t over as he mentioned the problems like offering remunerative MSP for farmers, scrapping of the arguable Electricity (Amendment) Bill, removing of tax on agricultural implements, rolling again the hike in costs of diesel and giving aid to farmers and agricultural staff from back-breaking debt are nonetheless to be resolved.
“I want to tell the Prime Minister that farmers know what is good and bad for them. Playing in the hands of some capitalists, do not indulge in a conspiracy again to enslave farmers in their own agricultural land and then embark on a misadventure to justify that…rather the Prime Minister should according to his promise take steps to ensure that the income of farmers is doubled by 2022,” Rahul mentioned.
AICC common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra mentioned the Central executive has made up our minds to withdraw the farm regulations sensing defeat within the upcoming meeting polls and requested why it’s ready until the graduation of the Winter Session to repeal the regulations.
“The government brings ordinances for different small issues, why not for this? Is there any plan to do it with fanfare when the elections draw closer? Why are they not doing it now?” she requested.
Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram mentioned the Prime Minister’s “announcement on the withdrawal of the three farm laws is not inspired by a change of policy or a change of heart. It is impelled by fear of elections!”
He then added: “If there is fear of losing the next election, the PM will: Admit that demonetisation was a Himalayan blunder, admit that the GST laws were poorly drafted and implemented in a hostile manner, admit that Chinese troops have intruded into Indian territory and occupied our land, admit that the CAA is a patently discriminatory law, admit that the Rafale deal was dishonest and requires to be investigated, admit that the acquisition and use of Pegasus spyware were illegal.”
Addressing a press convention, Congress communique division head Randeep Surjewala requested the Prime Minister to apologise to the farmers for the “pain” inflicted on them.
The Congress additionally posed 5 inquiries to the federal government.
“What is the roadmap for providing a minimum support price to farmers? What is the roadmap for doubling the income of farmers? What is the time limit for rolling back the hike in excise duty of diesel which is hitting the farmers hard? When will the government take back GST imposed on farm implements including fertilizers, seeds, pesticides and tractors and what is your plan of action on farm loan waiver?” Surjewala requested.