‘Apologize to farmers’: opposition responds to Prime Minister Modi
On Friday, the opposition attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his accusations that vested interests were misleading farmers’ protests, and the Congress party asked the prime minister to apologize to farmers for enacting three contentious farm laws that They have sparked protests.
“Instead of making excuses, indulging in event management, the Modi government should apologize to the farmers and should immediately withdraw these three black laws,” said Congressional chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala.
The party’s attack came on a day when the prime minister interacted with farmers and vigorously defended all three laws, blaming opposition parties for hijacking protests and misleading farmers. The prime minister also deliberately accused the West Bengal government of denying central government benefits to seven million farmers in the state.
Hours later, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responded. “While he (Prime Minister Modi) publicly stated his intention to help WB (West Bengal) farmers through his Prime Minister Kisan Yojana and alleges the lack of cooperation from the state government, the fact is that he is trying to deceive people with a half truth and distorted facts, ”Banerjee said.
The Bengal government was always ready to cooperate in the interests of farmers, he added.
Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the laws will harm farmers. “BJP says these laws will not harm farmers. But what is its benefit? … The truth is that these laws will do a lot of harm and will not have a single benefit, ”Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs Sanjay Singh and Bhagwant Mann raised slogans in the prime minister’s presence, demanding the repeal of the agricultural laws. The incident took place in the Central Hall of Parliament when Modi arrived to pay floral tributes to Madan Mohan Malaviya and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on their birth anniversaries.
Surjewala said that the central government was the enemy of the farmers. “The bitter truth is that he is taking refuge behind political dishonesty, mischief and dramaturgy that he is not at all interested in solving farmers’ problems. Prime Minister Modi, who dug roads, attacked farmers with water cannons and loaded lathi, is indulging in the drama of ‘Samman Nidhi’ today, “he said.
He criticized the government for calling the farmers “terrorists, parasites, tukde-tukde gangs, misguided gangs and Khalistanis.”
“Modi Ji, it is a source of deep anguish that the farmers you are treating with cruelty and apathy, are the same people, who brought you to this throne and this position of glory,” said Surjewala. “Today, this BJP is marking these farmer brothers as terrorists, parasites, tukde-tukde gangs, wrong gangs, Khalistani and many wrong people. It is shameful that the Minister of Agriculture has gone so far as to call them political puppets in his letters ”.