After Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared this morning he would withdraw three laws that farmers have been protesting in opposition to for greater than a yr, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi shared an outdated video through which he had predicted the rollback.
The remark made method again in January has been shared by many since PM Modi’s shock announcement. The Congress MP had tweeted the video on January 14 with the caption: “Mark my words, the government will have to take back the anti-farm laws.”
In the video, he says: “I am very, very proud of what the farmers are doing. And I fully support the farmers and I will continue to stand with them. I raised their issue in a yatra in Punjab and we will continue to do it. Mark my words. Take it from me. These laws – the government will be forced to take them back. Remember what I said.”
This morning, he shared the video once more with the remark: “The country’s ‘annadatas’ have defeated arrogance with their satyagraha. Congratulations on this victory against injustice. Jai Hind, Jai Hind ka Kisan!.”
देश के अन्नदाता ने सत्याग्रह से अहंकार का सर झुका दिया।
अन्याय के खिलाफ़ ये जीत मुबारक हो!
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 19, 2021
The authorities had all the time asserted that the three farm legal guidelines launched in September final yr had been geared toward reforms within the sector, that farmers might now promote produce to consumers past government-regulated wholesale markets, the place growers are assured of a minimal worth. Farmers stated the legal guidelines would take away the assured minimal worth of their produce and go away them on the mercy of corporates.
The unrelenting protests and anger introduced an enormous problem for the BJP forward of a sequence of vital state polls, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, the place farmers kind a sizeable voting bloc. The occasion has already been singed by latest bypoll setbacks.
“While 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. But today is Prakash Parv, not the time to blame anyone. Today, I want to tell the country that we have decided to repeal the three farm laws,” PM Modi stated at this time.
The opposition welcomed the transfer however accused the federal government of openly eyeing ballot positive aspects whereas doing it.