Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is amongst a number of leaders who tweeted minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced that the three farm legal guidelines launched final yr shall be cancelled.
The announcement on Guru Nanak Jayanti was greeted with a lot reward in Punjab and Haryana, whose farmers have been protesting towards the three farm legal guidelines launched amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Gandhi, whose get together is a fierce critic of the farm legal guidelines introduced beneath controversial circumstances, appeared to lose no time in taking a swipe at PM Modi over the announcement to cancel the farm legal guidelines.
“The nation’s farmers have defeated vanity with their satyagraha. Jai Hindi, Jai Hindi’s farmers,” Mr Gandhi tweeted, together with an previous tweet from January this yr the place he mentioned, “Mark my phrases, the federal government must take again the anti-farm legal guidelines.”
देश के अन्नदाता ने सत्याग्रह से अहंकार का सर झुका दिया।
अन्याय के खिलाफ़ ये जीत मुबारक हो!
जय हिंद, जय हिंद का किसान!#FarmersProtesthttps://t.co/enrWm6f3Sq
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 19, 2021
Different leaders of opposition events within the central degree additionally tweeted to congratulate farmers – and take a swipe on the Modi authorities.
“Conceitedness loses. From hubris to in your knees,” Trinamool Congress MP Derek O-Brien tweeted, with out naming anybody. His get together, led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is one other vocal opponent towards the farm legal guidelines.
From hubris to in your knees.
— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) November 19, 2021
Ms Banerjee tweeted, “My heartfelt congratulations to each single farmer who fought relentlessly and weren’t fazed by the cruelty with which BJP handled you. That is your victory. My deepest condolences to everybody who misplaced their family members on this combat.”
They’ve lengthy been alleging that the Modi authorities may have simply listened to the protesting farmers and ended the matter properly earlier than the protest accomplished a yr.
PM Modi’s announcement to cancel the farm legal guidelines got here on Guru Purab pageant, when Sikhism founder Guru Nanak’s birthday is well known throughout India, primarily in Punjab, the place elections shall be held in three months.
“Possibly one thing was missing in our tapasya (efforts), which is why we couldn’t persuade some farmers concerning the legal guidelines. However as we speak is Prakash Parv, not the time in charge anybody. As we speak, I need to inform the nation that we’ve got determined to repeal the three farm legal guidelines,” PM Modi mentioned in an tackle to the nation.
The farmers who’ve been tenting on the outskirts of Delhi for a yr had insisted they’d not name off the protest except all of the three legal guidelines have been withdrawn. They’ve alleged the brand new legal guidelines would give energy to personal arms to manage the farm sector. The federal government denied this allegation and had even provided to amend the legal guidelines. It had identified the legal guidelines would lower out middlemen. However the farmers caught on with nothing lower than full repeal of the legal guidelines.