On Thursday, opposition parties have targeted the government for the farmers agitation in Parliament. During the discussion on the motion of thanks on the President’s address to the Rajya Sabha, the MPs of Congress, AAP, TMC, JDS and other parties said about the agricultural laws and farmers protest, that the method the government is adopting is very wrong. The government should talk to the farmers and resolve their issues.
Congress MP from Haryana, Deepender Hooda said that in the history, not much lives has been lost in any movement as farmers has lost their lives in this movement . He said that from 26 November till today no one can say that a farmer has harassed him, but after 26 January, farmers are being falsely implicated and they are being called traitors seeking help from abroad. He said that the 26th January incident should be investigated, but the farmer should not be harassed, democracy will not be defeated by the lathi system. The government should withdraw these laws. Hooda also said that the Modi government should understand that self-styled governments cannot create a self-sufficient country.
Manoj Jha of RJD said that if farmers do not want then why laws are being imposed on them. Jha said that no member of the ruling or opposition should be in a dilemma that they knew more about farming than farmers. The farmer knew better their the best and the worst.
Former Prime Minister and JDS MP,HD Deve Gowda said, “The biggest question about agricultural laws is that this matter is a state subject, it is in the concurrent list. The center should take the opinion of the state government in this. We condemn the actions of some miscreants on Republic Day, but farmers are not responsible for this. Those who did it should be punished. The Center’s decision to install concrete walls at the protest site will not help. The government should end the matter peacefully.”
Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh said in his speech in Rajya Sabha that the Bharatiya Janata Party and the government have crossed the limits of ill-treatment with farmers. Sanjay Singh said, “the peasant leaders are crying out at the picket sites saying that the people of BJP want to kill them with sticks. It is a shame, this government should be ashamed of this. The government should withdraw the laws instead of calling the farmer as Khalistani and terrorist.