Congress basic secretary Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday condemned Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar’s assertion over talks with agitating farmers, saying it confirmed the face of a dispensation that’s “arrogant” and “power-drunk”.
Mr Tomar had on Tuesday instructed reporters in Gwalior that the federal government is able to speak with the agitating farmers on choices apart from the repeal of the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines.
This assertion displays the face of an “arrogant” and a “power-drunk” authorities, which rejects the calls for of farmers agitating for months for the rollback of the farm legal guidelines, Mr Surjewala instructed reporters after showing as a counsel in reference to the bail plea of a farmer chief, Dr Dalbir Singh.
Farmers have been agitating on Delhi borders towards the Centre’s three new farm legal guidelines since November final 12 months.
“This government cannot see 62 crore farmers of this country because it is playing in the lap of a few capitalists,” Mr Surjewala alleged.
Hitting out at Mr Tomar, Mr Surjewala mentioned, “He says if farmers want they can talk but black farm laws will not be withdrawn. Then on what issue will the talks take place?”
“It is like inviting someone over for lunch and at the same time telling him no food will be served there,” he mentioned, including that farmers usually are not begging however are in search of their rights.
“The government has forgotten that it came to power by making tall promises to farmers. And what are farmers asking for, they are only seeking justice and demanding what is their right. The government must withdraw the black farm laws,” he mentioned.
Mr Surjewala mentioned that the Narendra Modi authorities needs handy over the complete agriculture enterprise to a couple corporates.
Referring to the case by which he argued earlier than the periods court docket, Mr Surjewala mentioned a sedition case was registered towards Dalbir Singh in February 2017 and final month, one other case was slapped towards him.
“The applicant is being punished for being a farmer activist protesting against the three anti-agrarian laws by the ruling government,” he mentioned, including the arrest in a FIR after 4 years and three months “itself proves the malice and malafide of the state.”
In the sooner case, Mr Surjewala mentioned that “the applicant neither received any notice nor any intimation but it is only after registration of the second FIR on May 24 that the government and the police revived the earlier FIR as a ploy to arrest the applicant”.
“Arresting the farmer leader more than four years after registration of a case, slapping them with sedition and other charges is grave injustice. I argued that both cases are illegitimate and Dalbir should be released on bail. The court has reserved the judgment,” Mr Surjewala mentioned.
In the contemporary FIR, Dalbir Singh is accused of constructing some objectionable feedback towards Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Referring to the latest incidents involving farmers” protests in Hisar and Tohana, the Congress chief mentioned the ruling dispensation was intentionally frightening farmers in order that it will get an opportunity to lathicharge, lob tear gasoline shells, use pressure towards them and put them behind the bars.
He mentioned when polls come, folks will educate a lesson to the federal government, which is “insensitive” and “apathetic” in direction of the farmers.