September 29, 2020 5:02:19 am
Amid persevering with protests from farmer outfits in opposition to the Centre’s controversial farm Payments, the Congress on Monday revived its “suit-boot ki sarkar (authorities of the wealthy and elite)” jibe to focus on the Narendra Modi authorities. Accusing the Centre of pushing by way of “anti-farmer” legislations in an undemocratic trend, former state chief minister Prithviraj Chavan labelled it as a plot to enslave the nation’s farmers.
“The Payments had been hurriedly handed within the face of protests from Opposition, farmer teams and even constituents of the NDA to assist the PM’s company buddies. That is suit-boot ki sarkar,” stated Chavan, reviving the jibe first utilized by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in the course of the first time period of the Modi authorities.
Chavan alleged that the voice of 62 crore farmers, over 250 farmer outfits and political events opposing the legislations had been conveniently and undemocratically ignored. He was interacting with the media after a celebration delegation met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for handing over a memorandum to the President, demanding that the Payments be recalled.
As a part of its two-month-long marketing campaign to mobilise help in opposition to the Payments, senior Congress leaders throughout India walked to Raj Bhavans to submit related memorandums.
In Maharashtra, whereas state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat was to initially spearhead the delegation, he opted out following the information that AICC Maharashtra in cost, H Ok Patil, who was in Mumbai on September 25, had examined optimistic for Covid-19.
Patil, Thorat and PWD Minister Ashok Chavan had collectively addressed a press meet the identical day. Each Chavan and Thorat had been additionally current for conferences Patil held with senior Congressmen later within the day. Chavan additionally opted out of the delegation citing the identical grounds.
In addition to Prithviraj Chavan, former Union residence minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, senior state Congress ministers Ok C Padvi and Yashomati Thakur and occasion MP Suresh Dhanorkar amongst others had been part of the occasion’s delegation that visited Raj Bhavan.
Sensing the opposition to the farm Payments as a possibility to regain a few of its misplaced political house, the Congress has launched a two-month-long “mass motion”. This comes at a time when BJP, going through resistance from a piece of the farming group, is at present on a media blitzkrieg extolling advantage of its Payments.
The Congress marketing campaign in Maharashtra had kicked off on September 26 with on-line protests. On October 2, on the event of the beginning anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, the occasion will observe the Kisan Mazdoor Bachao Diwas, the place demonstrations and protest meets might be held throughout the state.
Between October 2 and October 31, the occasion will accumulate signatures from farmers, APMC merchants and the labourers. On November 14, on the event of the beginning anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, it should submit an in depth memorandum, together with the signatures of farmers, to the President.
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