Repeal of farms laws: Sigh of relief to bjp leaders in UP, Punjab
New Delhi: BJP leaders of UP, Punjab and Hariyana heave sigh of relief after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a repeal of three controversial farms laws.
Party leaders in poll-bound states, UP and Punjab have faced the wrath of the farmers for 15 months against the controversial farm laws. On tweeter handle of BJP leaders are flooded with a ‘thank you’ messages to the Prime Minister.
Farms laws were brought in the interest of the farmers, but voices against it could not be ignored. Prime Minister has addressed the nation regarding the repeal of all three laws. We have to solve this problem through dialogue. Prime Minister should be thanked for his decision”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said. Chief Minister has also described the Prime Minister decision as a historic step’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to repeal of all three farms laws and he also apologising to the nation. I want to say with a sincere and pure heart that maybe something was lacking in our Tapasya (dedication) that we could not explain the truth, as clear as the light of the Diya, to some of our farmer brothers”, PM said in his address to the Nation.
Farmers have been protesting outside the Delhi border since November 2020, farmers from UP, Punjab, Hariyana and Rajasthan have joined the protest. All these days Centre was adamant to budge the demand of the farmers and categorically stated that it will not repeal the laws. But in recent violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, where 8 people were killed and Union Minister’s son was arrested for allegedly mowed down the protesting the farmers. Among 8 people, four farmers were killed in the violence.
Opposition Congress, Samajwadi Party, BSP, AAP have welcomed the decision of the Centre, but opposition parties attributed the success to agitating farmers and said that because of farmers protest Centre has no option left to repeal the laws.
Samajwadi Party chief and former chief minister of UP, Akhilesh Yadav said, "these people think this fake apology will return them to power but the people understand all this. The laws have been repealed for votes. How will the murderers of Lakhimpur be brought to justice," he demanded.
He further said that people will not believe the BJP, if they repeal the laws BJP is under the impression that they will return to power. But Modi government could not be trusted, they could bring back the laws after the elections, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav said.
Jayant Chaudhary's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) said that farmers will wipe out the BJP in the next elections. For BJP is farmers are not a priority, votes are a priority, RLD said.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that Prime Minister was forced to repeal the law because of upcoming elections to UP and Punjab, she said.
"Watching him, I thought of the family of Daljit Singh, one of the farmers who died. I wondered what they were thinking - the son of a minister in the Modi government crushed him, the family must be thinking the Prime Minister never came to visit them, the minister still shares the stage with the PM, and today the PM is apologising? The elections are approaching - surveys show the BJP is on a weak footing... that is why they are doing this," Priyanka Gandhi said.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also urged the Prime Minister to order an impartial enquiry into Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Repeal of all three farms laws was one of the biggest policy reversals of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he came to power in 2014.
According to internal survey reports, BJP’s prospects in UP elections are bleak and it would bring big impact to the party in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, said internal survey reports of the party.