The Shiv Sena on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honor the feelings of protesting farmers and remove the controversial new farm laws, and said he “will grow” in doing so.
An editorial in Shiv Sena spokesperson “Saamana” accused the Center of trying to end the farmers’ protest by using the Supreme Court as a front.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of the new agricultural laws until new orders were issued and decided to create a four-member committee to resolve the deadlock between the Center and the farmers’ unions protesting at the Delhi borders .
The editorial said the stalemate on the issue continued despite the ruling from the highest court, and noted that farmers’ bodies rejected the four committee members because they would have supported farm laws in the past.
“Prime Minister Modi should salute the protest and the courage of farmers. (He) should repeal laws honoring the sentiments of farmers. Prime Minister Modi will become taller than he is today. Become taller, Modi! ” says the Marathi publication.
The feelings of the farmers must be understood if the government is to keep the situation from deteriorating further, he said, referring to the rally of tractors planned by the farmers’ organizations in Delhi on Republic Day.
He claimed that 60 to 65 farmers have sacrificed their lives in the protest so far, and the country has not seen such disciplined turmoil so far since independence.
The editorial also called “shocking” the Centre’s claim before the Supreme Court that “Khalistanis” infiltrated the farmers’ protests.
“It is the government’s failure if Khalistanis infiltrated the demonstration. The government does not want to end the demonstration and wants to play politics by giving the agitation the color of treason,” he said. asserted.
He claimed that “the government will block the farmers by lifting the suspension of the implementation of the laws once the protesters at the Singhu border (near Delhi) return home.”
“Therefore, what has to happen will only happen now. The bodies of the farmers are in a ‘do or die’ mood,” he said.
The Sena spokesperson also asked if “farmer lakhs” will be labeled as “anti-national” if they do not accept the Supreme Court’s ruling.
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