Opposition leaders on Thursday termed as “baseless” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment that the events are mendacity to the farmers, saying such accusations are a “full travesty of reality”.
In a joint assertion, the opposition leaders expressed solidarity with the farmers who’re protesting at varied Delhi borders in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines handed not too long ago by the Parliament.
“PM should cease baseless accusations, repeal farm legal guidelines. We register our sturdy protest in opposition to the baseless allegations being made by Prime Minister Modi, accusing the opposition events of ‘repeatedly mendacity’ to the farmers in regards to the new farm legal guidelines and utilizing them for his or her politics. The Prime Minister’s accusations are an entire travesty of reality,” learn the assertion.
The joint assertion was signed by former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechury of the Communist Celebration of India (Marxist), Communist Celebration of India (CPI) common secretary D Raja, Farooq Abdullah of the Individuals’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), Samajwadi Celebration (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, TR Baalu of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav, Manoj Bhattacharya of the Revolutionary Socialist Celebration (RSP), Debabrata Biswas of the All India Ahead Bloc (AIFB) and Dipankar Bhattacharya of the Communist Celebration of India (Marxist-Leninist).
“Now we have expressed our solidarity with the protesting farmers. The decision for this ongoing historic wrestle was given by greater than 500 kisan organisations from everywhere in the nation underneath the banner of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM). Many people had opposed these agri legal guidelines after they had been being enacted in Parliament with out discussions or correct consideration. MPs who sought a vote had been suspended,” it added.
In an deal with to farmers of Madhya Pradesh on December 18, the Prime Minister had reiterated his authorities’s dedication to the welfare of farmers and defined his authorities’s view of the three farm legal guidelines being a step in direction of making their lives higher.
Modi had additionally attacked the opposition for “deceptive” the farmers on agri legal guidelines and in contrast his authorities’s agriculture ‘report card’ with that of the earlier authorities.
However the opposition events dismissed the accusations.
“Among the many many unsubstantiated accusations made, one in all them is that those that spoke of agrarian reforms in election manifestos earlier at the moment are opposing (the farm legal guidelines). Sure, we’re for reforms, however what kind of reforms? Opposition events search reforms to strengthen Indian agriculture; improve the prosperity of our farmers; and guarantee continued meals safety for our folks and the nation. The current farm legal guidelines undermine these very aims,” the opposition leaders mentioned.
“Among the many ‘huge lies’ that the opposition is supposedly spreading, one is on the MSP. The PM claims (the federal government is for) implementing the Swaminathan Fee Report on this regard. This report had beneficial an MSP of C2+50%, whereas this authorities, at finest, implements A2+50%. In truth, this authorities instructed the Supreme Court docket its incapacity to implement C2+50% MSP. Who’s spreading untruths?” they requested.
The opposition leaders additionally denied the accusation that they’re capturing from the shoulders of the farmers in an effort to regain misplaced political floor.
Regardless of tall claims of implementing a better MSP, farmers’ misery as a consequence of indebtedness is rising, leaving a report variety of them with no different recourse than committing suicide, they claimed.
The opposition events additionally demanded repeal of the three farm legal guidelines and withdrawal of the Electrical energy (Modification) Invoice, 2020.
“We demand that the current agri legal guidelines be repealed together with the Electrical energy (Modification) Invoice, 2020. Following this, discussions on agrarian reforms should be held by the central authorities with the farmers and all stakeholders. On the premise of those consultations, new enactments could also be thought of by Parliament, if needed, by convening a particular or a joint session,” the assertion added.