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Agricultural protests: Congress attacks BJP for ‘helping corporate interests’ and seeks speedy resolution


On Wednesday, Congress attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for “helping only corporate interests” as it sought a swift resolution to the farmers’ protests and repealed three agricultural laws enacted in September.

“The central government has met several times with agricultural leaders. He has called the farmers again today, but how will they proceed when the government refuses to compromise? “Said Congress leader Kumari Selja. He added that the government should support farmers and listen to their demands by repealing the three laws.

“The whole country depends on the farmers. It is time for this government to accept them as well, ”said Selja. “People have lost faith in the BJP. Ten farmers in Haryana have lost their lives. The prime minister of Haryana should take a delegation to the prime minister and make him understand the situation on the ground. “

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Another congressional leader, Pritam Singh, accused the government of murdering democracy. “The talks with the government have been inconclusive.” He said the government brings farmers to the table, but says the laws will not be overturned. “It is the central government’s responsibility to break this stalemate by repealing the laws.”

The congressional criticism came as Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash began the sixth round of talks with 40 farmer leaders on Wednesday amid their protests against the three farm laws.

Hindustan Times