The Opposition on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his allegations that vested pursuits had been deceptive farmer protests, with the Congress get together asking the PM to apologise to farmers for enacting three contentious agriculture legal guidelines which have sparked protests.
“As an alternative of inventing excuses, indulging in occasion administration, the Modi Authorities ought to search apologize to the farmers and may instantly withdraw these three black legal guidelines,” Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala stated.
The get together’s assault got here on a day the PM interacted with farmers and strongly defended the three legal guidelines, blaming Opposition events of hijacking the protests and deceptive cultivators. The PM additionally pointedly accused the West Bengal authorities of denying central authorities advantages to seven million farmers within the state.
Hours later, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hit again. “Whereas he (PM Modi) publicly claimed his intention to assist farmers of WB (West Bengal) by means of his PM Kisan Yojana and alleges non-cooperation of the state authorities, the very fact is that he’s making an attempt to mislead the individuals with half-truth and distorted info,” Banerjee stated.
The Bengal authorities was at all times able to cooperate within the curiosity of farmers, she added.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the legal guidelines will hurt farmers. “BJP says that these legal guidelines won’t hurt farmers. However what’s their profit? …The reality is that these legal guidelines will do numerous hurt and don’t have a single profit,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi. Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) MPs Sanjay Singh and Bhagwant Mann raised slogans within the presence of the PM, demanding the repeal of the farm legal guidelines. The incident passed off within the Central Corridor of Parliament when Modi arrived to pay floral tributes to Madan Mohan Malaviya and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on their start anniversaries.
Surjewala stated that the central authorities was the enemy of farmers. “The bitter reality is that it’s taking shelter behind political dishonesty, slyness and dramatics is by no means inquisitive about fixing the issues of farmers. The Prime Minister Modi who dug roads, attacked farmers with water cannons and lathi cost is at the moment indulging within the drama of ‘Samman Nidhi’,” he stated.
He slammed the federal government for calling farmers “terrorists, parasite, tukde-tukde gang, misguided gang, and khalistanis”.
“Modi Ji, it’s a matter of deep anguish that the farmers whom you might be treating with cruelty and apathy, they’re the identical individuals, who introduced you to this throne and this place of glory,” Surjewala stated. “At this time, this BJP is branding these farmers brothers as terrorists, parasite, tukde-tukde gang, misguided gang, khalistani and misguided lot. It’s shameful that the minister of agriculture has gone to the extent of calling them political puppets in his letters.”