Several politicians, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, took to Twitter shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the three agriculture legislation enacted last year would be repealed.
In Punjab and Haryana, where farmers have been opposing three farm rules enacted in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the declaration on Guru Nanak Jayanti was received with enthusiasm.
Mr Gandhi, whose party has been a vocal opponent of the farm rules, which were enacted under dubious circumstances, appeared to waste no time in slamming PM Modi over the decision to repeal them.
“Farmers in the country have used satyagraha to overcome arrogance. Mr Gandhi tweeted, “Jai Hindi, Jai Hindi’s farmers,” along with a tweet from January this year in which he vowed, “Mark my words, the government will have to reverse the anti-farm policies.””
Other central-level officials of opposition parties also tweeted to congratulate farmers while criticising the Modi government.
“Arrogance is defeated. From arrogance to begging on your knees, “Derek O’Brien, a member of the Trinamool Congress, took to Twitter without naming anyone. Another loud opponent of the agricultural regulations is his party, which is led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Ms. Banerjee wrote on Twitter, “My sincere congratulations to every single farmer who battled valiantly and refused to be intimidated by the BJP’s wickedness. This is your triumph. My heartfelt condolences go out to everyone who has lost a loved one in this conflict.”
The opposition has always said that the Modi government could have easily listened to the farmers protesting and put an end to the situation before the year was over.
Mayawati, the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party, praised farmers for their relentless demonstrations, which have now yielded results. “Despite the cold and humidity, farmers have been protesting for a year, and their efforts have paid off. I extend my congratulations to the farmers. The country would have avoided so much acrimony if the government had made this decision earlier “Mayawati stated the following.
The announcement by Prime Minister Modi to repeal the farm regulations came on Guru Purab festival, when Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak’s birthday is commemorated across India, primarily in Punjab, where elections are scheduled in three months.
“Perhaps something was missing in our tapasya (efforts), which is why we were unable to persuade certain farmers to comply with the legislation. But today is Prakash Parv, and it’s not the time to point fingers. I’d like to inform the country today that we’ve decided to repeal the three agriculture laws “In a speech to the nation, Prime Minister Modi remarked.
Farmers who have been camping on the outskirts of Delhi for a year have insisted that the protest will not end until all three rules are repealed. They claim that the new laws will give commercial interests influence over the agricultural sector. The administration refuted the charge and even promised to change the legislation. It had stated that the laws would eliminate the need for middlemen. The farmers, on the other hand, were adamant about repealing the restrictions completely.