The farm legal guidelines ought to be withdrawn and new ones ought to be introduced solely after thorough session with the farmers, Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury informed reporters exterior the Parliament
New Delhi: After its members walked out of Lok Sabha throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech, the Congress on Wednesday stated its leaders have been pressured to take action because the prime minister didn’t say something to fulfill its considerations over the farm legal guidelines.
“We thought the prime minister will talk about some important steps for the welfare of the farmers. Over 206 farmers have lost their lives, but the prime minister is not willing to say anything about it,” Congress’ chief in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury informed reporters exterior Parliament.
As the prime minister defended the three farm legal guidelines throughout his reply to the controversy on the movement of because of the President for his handle, the Opposition members together with Chowdhury repeatedly disrupted his speech.
The prime minister alleged that the uproar and makes an attempt at disruption have been a part of a well-planned technique to make sure that fact would not come out within the open. He stated that the brand new legal guidelines solely supply an “option” to farmers and the prevailing techniques will keep, so there was no cause to oppose them. He stated reforms are wanted in each sphere for the progress of society.
Modi stated that the Congress and different events have did not pinpoint the provisions which they discover problematic, following which the Congress members raised slogans demanding the repeal of the legal guidelines and walked out of the House.
“He was talking about what his government has done for farmers and in that he also said the farm laws would benefit some people… But I said why are you bringing a law which is not beneficial for all. You say all is well, if that is so, what is the need to bring the laws,” Chowdhury stated.
He is the prime minister of all, and all farmers need that these farm legal guidelines to be withdrawn, the Congress chief stated.
“Six letters — REPEAL. You have already said it can be suspended for 18 months, so if you can suspend it for 18 months, why can’t it be withdrawn,” he requested.
The Congress chief stated the legal guidelines ought to be withdrawn and new ones ought to be introduced solely after thorough session with the farmers.
“We don’t just oppose for the sake of it, we oppose as we cannot see farmers in such a state. What kind of country are you building where nails are put on the ground, barbed wires are put near protest sites,” he stated, criticising the federal government.
“We believed that the prime minister will take note of what we are saying and will say something to satisfy our concerns (on the farm laws), but nothing of that sort happened, so we were forced to walk out,” he stated.
As the Congress members, together with Rahul Gandhi, have been leaving the House halfway in his speech, Modi took a dig on the Opposition get together.
“The condition of the Congress party, a very old party which ruled the country for about six decades, has now become such that its Rajya Sabha unit moves in one direction while the Lok Sabha unit moves in another direction,” Modi stated.
Such a “divided” and “confused” get together can neither do any good for itself nor can it consider any resolution to the nation’s issues, the prime minister stated.
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