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BJP government only understands the language of street protests: Adhir on farmers unrest | India News


CALCUTTA: Ahead of the scheduled meeting for farmers with Union ministers on new farm laws, Congressional Leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday that the BJP-led government in the center only understands the language of street protests . He said the party had sought further consultation and scrutiny of the laws through Parliament’s Standing Committee, but the statement was rejected and, instead, congressional deputies were suspended from Parliament when they objected.
“When Congress opposed the anti-farmer bills, the ruling party accused us of undermining the interest of farmers and even suspended our members of Parliament when division was sought before the legislation was passed,” said Chowdhury, leader of the Congress party in the Lok. Sabha said in a series of tweets. “Now the government itself has been forced to bow down and give in to the demands of farmers in a very reluctant way,” he said.
The leader of Congress said that the current central government only understands the language of agitation. “Now the same government has been eager to have more discussions with the agitators … the government only understands the language of the agitation in the streets,” he said.
Farmers are scheduled to meet with union ministers for the fifth round of talks on the new farm laws on Saturday after the government passed them on its proposals or concessions it can offer them, the sources said. Before the crucial meeting with protesting farmers’ organizations, Union ministers, including Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliberate on proposals that were likely to be made to the agitation groups, they said. . The Minister of Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar, and the Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal, were also present at the meeting with the Prime Minister. The fourth round of talks between the government and agitated farmers’ unions on Thursday failed to end the clash over new farm laws.

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