“If the committee has any power, then it should first take action against those who hit farmers run sticks and run on the farmers. The committee should immediately withdraw the cases filed against the farmers.
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Chandigarh: Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda has questioned the committee of three MPs formed by the BJP to talk to the agitating farmers. Hooda said the aim of the committee is to mislead the farmers.
“If the committee has any power, then it should first take action against those who hit farmers run sticks and run on the farmers. The committee should immediately withdraw the cases filed against the farmers. On one hand, the government is suppressing the farmers by showing fear of legal cases, while on the other they are doing a putting up the façade of a of dialogue,” Hooda said.
Hooda asked that if the Chief Minister and the Agriculture Minister are not ready to make any changes in these three ordinances and have already described as a pro-farmer reform, then who will even consider the recommendations of the committee made by the state president of BJP
“Will the central government change its decision on the recommendation of this committee made only to mislead the farmers of the state?
Why did the government run away from discussing the bill in the assembly under the guise of Corona? The government needs to tell the farmers why it brought the bill during the Corona era? Were the provisions of the ordinance discussed with farm organisations and farmer leaders? Why were legislations not brought before the Parliament and why did the state government run away from a discussion on this issue,” Hooda asked,
Hooda indicated that they must come clean on the issue. “Will the BJP support us if the Congress brings a Private Member bill to guarantee MSP to farmers in the coming session of the Assembly? If the BJP does not do this, will these three ordinances be rejected on the lines of Punjab?
Hooda said that if the BJP was serious about protecting the interests of the farmers, it would have consulted them before bringing these three ordinances. “If the government were serious about accepting the demand of the farmers, instead of imposing the ordinances on the farmers, they would have added the provision of guarantee of MSP to it,” Hooda remarked and added that the BJP should add provisions guaranteeing MSP under the C2 formula of the Swaminathan Commission, as they had promised. He added that a separate ordinance should be brought for this, if needed.
Leader of Opposition stated that the committee floated by the BJP is an attempt to break the unity of the farmers by diverting attention from the real issues. “Rather than talking to farmer organisations that are fighting the battle against the ordinances, they are talking to their own organisations
Instead of the farmers organizations, which are leading the fight against these ordinances, the leaders of the committee are pretending to interact with their favourite organizations. Farmers are being misled by giving incomplete information on behalf of the committee but it will not be able to mislead the organisation.
“The farmer now knows the truth. It cannot be divided or misled,” Hooda added.