Rahul urges PM to co-operate with farmers

After the Kisan movement still continuing for the 43rd day since its inception and the eighth round of negotiations having failed between the union government and the representatives of the 45 Kisan unions under the combined umbrella of Samyukt Kisan Sangharsh Sammittee, including martyrdom of more than fifty farmers agitating under the inclement weather and freezing night temperature, the former Congress chief and MP from Waynad Rahul Gandhi has again tweeted with some portions of his speech vedio of 2015 in Lok Sabha urging the prime minister Narendra Modi in Hindi writing: Ab bhi vaqt Hai Modiji, Anndaataon ka Saath do, poonjipatiyon ka Saath chodo. There is still time Modiji, co-operate with the farmers, give up supporting the capitalists. The vedio posted by him of his 2015 discussion and speech in parliament pertains to what Congress president Rahul Gandhi has urged in his tweet below.

The simple translation of his speech in parliament in the vedio referring to prime minister Narendra Modi is as below:

In India the cost of the land of the farmers is increasing multiply and your corporate friends want them. And what you are doing, you are weakening the farmers and working class from one side. When he ( farmer n mazdoor) will become weak and poor you get an ordinance issued. That’s the reason you are ignoring the 60% population of the country. I want to give a suggestion to prime minister Sir. In our country, the government is of big people but there are 60% farmers and working class. He ( PM) will be benefitted if he changes sides. If you break the commitment given to the corporates, we will be in loss, you are comitting a blunder, definitely a blunder, by hurting the farmers and working class and in the future they will go against you. I want to tell you that the farmers and mazdoors have the largest power in this country contrary to your thinking that the power lies in the hands of those having big n luxurious cars and expenses houses. I don’t want to name those richest of the rich. But you are absolutely wrong. The real power lies in the hands of the farmers and the mazdoors ( the toiling class) said Rahul Gandhi in his speech. What is interesting in this vedio is that the then close friend and Congress MP, now in BJP Jyotiraditya Scindia is seen enthusiastically cheering Rahul Gandhi while he was criticizing PM Modi and the NDA government.

It may be recalled that more than fifty farmers have died during this ongoing movement which started on September 25 th including suicides by some. On Friday late evening a farmer from Punjab Fatgehgarh had committed suicide at Singhu border consuming poison against the three farm laws. The farmers have been demanding repeal of these laws and enactment of law on MSP. The three agricultural laws passed by the NDA government against which the farmers are agitating since the last 42 days are viz Farmers produce Trade and Commerce ( Promotion and Fecilitation Act, 2020, The Farmers ( Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance And Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities ( Amendment) Act 2020.

Thousands of farmers, their families n near and dear ones are staging a permanent protest Dharna at Singhu n other border points leading to Delhi still adamant of their charter of demands against the agricultural laws despite eight rounds of negotiations with the central government led by union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, ( agriculture minister) Piyush Goyal ( Railway minister) and state Agriculture minister Som Prakash.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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