chidambaram: Modi govt doesn’t fear democracy, it fears only loss in elections: Chidambaram | India News – Times of India

PANAJI: Congress chief P Chidambaram on Friday claimed the Narendra Modi authorities determined to repeal the three contentious farm legal guidelines only as a result of it is observing defeat in the approaching Assembly elections.
The BJP-led authorities fears only electoral defeat and never Parliament or democracy, he mentioned, talking to reporters right here.
Prime minister Modi had mentioned only three weeks in the past that the farm legal guidelines won’t ever be withdrawn, he identified.
“Only three weeks ago, the PM in a speech in Uttar Pradesh said anybody opposing the farm laws is anti-national, they are speaking for big farmers against the small farmers and they are anti-farmers.
“What has happened today? What has happened is that they have feedback that they will lose badly in the next round of elections in five states including Goa,” Chidambaram claimed.
It was the fear of dropping elections which pressured the prime minister to out of the blue announce this morning that he had determined to withdraw the farm legal guidelines, the previous Union finance minister added.
“About three weeks ago, when byelection results came and the BJP suffered a massive defeat in Himachal Pradesh and lost badly in several other seats including Karnataka and Rajasthan….by 3 o’clock they announced reduction of prices of petrol and diesel,” the Congress chief mentioned.
The BJP-led Union authorities doesn’t imagine in session, dialogue and parliamentary debate, he alleged.
When a “stubborn government” like this broadcasts retreat on the farm legal guidelines problem, it means “they know that they are losing the next round of elections,” Chidambaram mentioned.
“This government does not fear democracy, this government does not fear Parliament, they only fear a loss in elections,” he added.
If people want the Modi government to mend its ways, they should defeat it in every election, he said.
“I hope the people of Goa as well as other four states will deal a massive defeat to the BJP in the next round of elections,” the Congress leader said.
As to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait‘s statement that some issues are still pending, Chidambaram said the Congress hoped that the government would call the farmers to discuss these issues.

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