‘The true meaning of democracy is …’: Sonia Gandhi criticizes the Center for the protest of farmers
Congress party chair Sonia Gandhi on Sunday criticized the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ongoing agitation of farmers and called for the repeal of three farm laws that have sparked widespread protests.
“In this stinging cold and rain, our farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi for 39 days. Their difficult situation is a concern for all citizens and for me, ”Gandhi said.
“More than 50 farmers have lost their lives due to the harsh attitude of the government towards the protests. Some have even committed suicide. His decision has not moved the Modi government or any of his ministers, nor has they uttered a word of comfort. I offer my tribute to the deceased and my prayer and strength to their families ”, he added.
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Gandhi’s statement comes a day after a farmer on the UP-Delhi border allegedly committed suicide. Farmers have demanded the repeal of the three controversial farm laws.
Gandhi said that the government’s position amounts to arrogance and must recognize that the true meaning of democracy is to protect the rights and interests of farmers and workers.
“Since independence, this is the first arrogant government that has come to power that doesn’t care about the farmers they feed, much less the citizens,” Gandhi said.
“It is evident that the government is practicing a policy of ‘tire them out and drive them away. But our farmers will not bow down to them. The government must drop its ego and repeal the three agricultural laws and end the protests. The true meaning of democracy is to protect the interests of farmers and workers, the Modi government should learn that. “