PM Modi decided to repeal farm laws now for UP, Punjab polls: Hannan Mollah | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Calling the Prime Minister’s choice to repeal the farm laws as a “historic victory” of the farmers and all of the individuals who supported them and a “forced defeat” for the Narendra Modi authorities simply earlier than elections in UP, Punjab and different states, farmer leaders on Friday mentioned their protest motion will proceed, whereas its format can be finalised at a gathering of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella platform of 500 plus farmer organisations, to be held on the Singhu border on Saturday at 2 pm.
“The arrogant Modi-led government has been forced to accept defeat and announce repeal of the three anti-farmer, anti-people and pro-corporate laws,” mentioned SKM chief and AIKS common secretary Hannan Mollah.
“The announcement of the Prime Minister is a big victory against the effort to corporatize agriculture and aggressively pursue neoliberal economic policies. AIKS salutes the martyrs of this united struggle and vows to continue the struggle till all our demands are met. We congratulate all those who came out in the streets and supported the movement from across the country and the world. This is the second defeat of the Modi government at the hands of farmers. Earlier the government had to put on the Land Acquisition Ordinance,” mentioned Mollah, at a press convention right here on Friday, quickly after the PM promised to repeal of the three contentious farm laws within the coming winter session of Parliament.
“Clearly the announcement has been timed with the upcoming elections. Modi is interested only in winning elections… so, vote ka chot (hurting with the ballot) is the only way to defeat him and he realised that he will lose power so he took the decision,” mentioned Mollah.
However, the protesting farmers on the Delhi’s borders will proceed their motion until the three laws are formally withdrawn in Parliament, mentioned Mollah, including that “the farmers have little trust on the government going by the land acquisition Ordinance, which is still lying dormant, has not been withdrawn.”
“Farmer leaders will also go ahead with the Lucknow Mahapanchayat on November 22 and other programmes planned to commemorate one year of the dharna at Delhi borders from November 26, 2020,” mentioned AIKS president Ashok Dhawale, talking on the press convention.
The battle will proceed until an Act to guarantee remunerative MSP is handed, the Electricity Amendments Bill and Labour Codes are withdrawn. It will proceed till the killers of Lakhimpur Kheri and Karnal are introduced to justice. This victory will spur many extra united struggles and we will hand down many extra defeats to the anti-farmer, anti-employee BJP whereas constructing resistance to neoliberal financial insurance policies.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP government are directly culpable for the loss of about 700 lives in the course of the last one year of the farmers’ struggle. AIKS demands that the PM and the BJP government take responsibility for the loss of hundreds of lives due to their insensitive and obstinate position and apologise to the nation,” AIKS demanded.
The BJP authorities had unleashed excessive repression and had used company media to malign the farmers’ protest, with the Prime Minister himself main the cost mocking protesting farmers as ‘Andolanjeevis,’ the AIKS leaders mentioned, including that “the farmers will not forget this.”

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