Sonia Gandhi, speaking at the Congress Parliamentary Party gathering in New Delhi on Wednesday, accused the Modi administration of revoking farm laws in an undemocratic manner, just as they were created. “For the past 13 months, farmers and farmer organisations have been vocally protesting and fighting against these legislation.
Along with many other Opposition parties, the Congress Party has lobbied for its removal. Farmers’ solidarity and perseverance, as well as their discipline and determination, have forced an arrogant government to back down. Let us congratulate them on their outstanding success “The president of the Congress stated. She told a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party in Delhi that the discipline and dedication of protesting farmers pushed a “arrogant government to climbdown.” In 2020, Parliament enacted the legislation by voice vote, prompting significant criticism that it had hurried through the measure without sufficient debate.
On the occasion of Guru Parab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared on November 19 that his government would repeal the rules during the Winter Session of Parliament, following a year of farmer protests. The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, was passed in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha within minutes of its introduction on November 29. Opposition leaders criticised the lack of debate, pointing out that debate was permitted on the five or six occasions when a legislation was repealed.
During the meeting on Wednesday, Gandhi emphasised the Congress’ support for farmers who are demanding a legal guarantee for the minimum support price of crops as well as recompense for the families of those who perished during protests.