Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar introduced 3 bills related to agriculture in Parliament last year. The bills were passed in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha despite condemnations from all opposition parties, including the Congress and the DMK.
Condemning this, farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on the Delhi border have been engaged in a series of protests since November 27 last year, demanding the repeal of 3 agricultural laws. Protests took place across the country in support of this.
The Delhi farmers’ struggle has been going on for 12 months now. In this situation, Prime Minister Modi said, ‘All three agricultural laws are being repealed. Withdraw the struggle and let everyone return home. ‘ Prime Minister Modi has also apologized to the people of the country.
This is a great victory for the farmers’ year-long uninterrupted struggle. But hundreds of farmers have sacrificed their lives in this struggle. The stubborn central government has now come down. Prime Minister Modi’s announcement on the repeal of the laws is to be welcomed, although it is belated.
We salute the farmers who vowed not to leave the battlefield until the demand is met. The people have established that people’s power is stronger than the fort gates.
Despite opposition parties accusing Prime Minister Modi of withdrawing agricultural laws for the sake of five state elections, including in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the entire reason for the victory is the struggle of the farmers, who have proved that justice is guaranteed for a genuine struggle in a democratic country.
The sacrifice of the survivors on the battlefield will be hailed forever.