The Congress on Saturday cited a media report to declare that 11 farmers had died within the final 17 days whereas protesting in opposition to the brand new agri legal guidelines, with former celebration chief Rahul Gandhi asking what number of extra sacrifices will farmers have to make to get the legislations repealed.
At least 5 rounds of formal talks have taken place between the Centre and representatives of farmers, primarily from Punjab and Haryana, protesting on varied borders of the nationwide capital for over two weeks, however the impasse has continued with the unions sticking to their fundamental demand for the repeal of the three contentious legal guidelines.
“How many more sacrifices will the farmers have to make to get the agri laws repealed?” Gandhi requested in a tweet in Hindi, tagging a media report which claimed that 11 protesting farmers had misplaced their lives within the final 17 days due to varied causes comparable to sick well being or a mishap.
Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned that regardless of the “martyrdom of 11 farmer brothers in the last 17 days, the Modi government is not relenting”.
“They (government) are still standing with their ‘money providers’ not with ‘annadaatas’ (food providers),” he alleged in a tweet in Hindi. “The country wants to know — ‘Is Rajdharma (constitutional responsibility) bigger or Rajhat’ (stubbornness)?” Surjewala requested, tagging the media report that Gandhi additionally cited.
Farmers are protesting the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. Enacted in September, the three farm legal guidelines have been projected by the federal government as main reforms within the agriculture sector that may take away the middlemen and permit farmers to promote wherever within the nation.
However, the protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the way in which for eliminating the security cushion of Minimum Support Price and dispose of the mandis, leaving them at the mercy of massive corporates.