NCP chief Sharad Pawar as we speak warned the central authorities in opposition to testing the endurance of farmers protesting in opposition to the three new agricultural legal guidelines which, he mentioned, had been hurried by means of Parliament. If not tackled in time, the senior chief mentioned, the agitation might snowball as extra folks be part of it from varied components of the nation.
“The farm laws were passed in hurry. There is a chance that this protest will spread across the nation. The solution to end this stalemate is to roll back the laws and have discussion with farmers,” Mr Pawar informed mediapersons in Mumbai.
“We insist…the farmer is the annadata (food provider) of the country. His tolerance should not be tested,” mentioned the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President.
Indicating that the present impasse between the protesters and the authorities is prone to proceed for a while, he mentioned the farmers “extreme demand” of withdrawing the legal guidelines was now confronted with the federal government’s unfavourable stance.
The veteran chief, who was additionally Union agriculture minister, mentioned that extra folks, travelling on round 700 tractors, had joined the continuing protest alongside the Delhi border on Friday morning.
“I have been told that more farmers are coming every day and joining them from different parts of county,” he mentioned. “The protest is restricted to Delhi border. But it cannot be ruled out that it may spread elsewhere, too, if no decision is taken in time.”
When requested about Union Minister Raosaheb Danve’s remark concerning the involvement of China and Pakistan within the farmers’ agitation, he mentioned, “Some people are such that they do not have the sense of what should be said where and how. He had made such statements in the past too…We should not pay attention to such comments.”