West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday threatened to launch a country-wide agitation if the “anti-farmer” new farm legal guidelines weren’t withdrawn.
The Trinamool Congress chief lashed out on the BJP-led authorities on the Centre over the difficulty in a collection of tweets.
“I am very much concerned about the farmers, their lives and livelihood. GOI must withdraw the anti-farmer bills. If they do not do so immediately, we will agitate throughout the state and the country. From the very start, we have been strongly opposing these anti-farmer bills,” she tweeted.
Her assertion got here forward of a vital spherical of talks scheduled to be held between the Centre and representatives of the agitating farmers through the day.
“We have called a meeting of the All India Trinamool Congress on Friday, December 4. We will discuss how the Essential Commodities Act is impacting common people and resulting in sky rocketing prices. The central government must withdraw this anti-people law,” she stated in one other Twitter publish.
We have known as a gathering of the the All India Trinamool Congress on Friday, December 4. We will focus on how the Essential Commodities Act is impacting frequent individuals and leading to sky rocketing costs. The central authorities should withdraw this anti-people legislation
– Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 3, 2020
“The GOI is selling everything. You cannot sell Railways, Air India, Coal, BSNL, BHEL, banks, defence, etc. Withdraw ill-conceived disinvestment & privatisation policy. We must not allow treasures of our nation to be transformed into BJP party’s personal assets,” Ms Banerjee added.
Agitating farmers had on Wednesday demanded that the Centre convene a particular session of Parliament and repeal the brand new farm legal guidelines as they threatened to dam different roads in Delhi and “take more steps” if it failed to take action.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah held deliberations with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on the day before today on methods to dispel issues over the brand new farm legal guidelines.
Mr Tomar, Mr Goyal together with Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash had represented the Union authorities on Tuesday through the talks with farmer leaders however failed to achieve any breakthrough.
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