Non BJP opposition party leaders meet president Kovind in support of agitating farmers appealing to repeal 3 farm laws

The former president of Congress party Rahul Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, CPM leader n general secretary Sitaram Yachuri, CPI general secretary Comrade Raja n other anti BJP opposition party leaders today while expressing their total solidarity with the agitating farmers of the country supported their demands for revocation of the three agricultural laws and enactment of the new law on MSP, met the president of India Ram Nath Kovind and requested to repeal the recently passed three farm laws terming them as anti farmers and pro capitalist laws meant to destroy n demolish the Kisans of the country at the hands of big Agri business houses etc.

After meeting the president Ram Nath Kovind Congress leader while speaking to reports appealed to the agitating farmers under the All India Kisan Federation not to relent at any cost and fight their genuine struggle to the hilt to pressurise the union government to repeal the three anti farmer n agricultural laws designed and implemented with the sole aim to oblige crony capitalists at the cost of the interests of crores of farmers of the country.

Addressing the media in the presence of CPI n CPM general secretaries Comrade Raja, Diya Ram Yachuri and NCP chief Sharad Pawar etc Rahul Gandhi said that the farmers of the country have unambiguously understood the ill conceived design n notions of the BJP led NDA government n its leaders that prime minister Modi has implemented these three farmers/ agricultural bills to formally make them laws not for the interest of the farmers but to oblige his industrialist friends.

This is a right time to act hard he said and if the farmers of the country will not act now then they will not be able to hit the hot iron any more. He added : We met the president and informed him about our views. We said, it’s very important that these bills are taken back. Couple of points we mentioned to the president.

The first was the manner in which these bills were passed, without any discussions and without any conversation with the opposition parties. Certainly without the discussions with the kisans of this country who have build this nation, the government has betrayed the anndatas he added. So the way these bills were imposed, we see it as the insult to the farmers of this country.

The Kisans have lost faith in the govt. The Kisans do not believe that the government is working in their interest and that is why, lakhs of them are in the streets and struggling non violently, compensionately in cold weather with complete respect n dignity. So we told the president that it is critical that these bills are taken back said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Later in a tweet why expressing his total solidarity with the struggling farmers Rahul Gandhi posted his vedio with a caption : The farmer of the country has understood that Modi government has betrayed them and now he is not ready to back out because he very well know that if he will compromise today, his future will be at stake.

Farmer is India, ( Kisan Hindustan Hai) We all are with the farmers. Be strong n adamant tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

Meanwhile the agitating farmers leaders having participated in the final round of meeting with the union agriculture minister Narendra Tomer n others have totally rejected the proposals of the union government ready to bring some important amendments in the three farm laws saying that they will not accept less that repealing them altogether and agreeing to enactment of a fresh concrete law in MSP.

Declaring their commitment n solidarity to continue their struggle further the agitating thirty two organisations have unitedly pledged to block the till plazas, Delhi Agra n Delhi Jaipur Highways on 12th December including holding of peaceful protest demonstrations at all the DCC offices in various states and thereafter staging protest demonstrations in front of the residences of union ministers to raise their demands at every nook n corner of the country.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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