New Delhi, July 22 2021 || News Desk
Synopsis: Ex-MLA and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister, Shri Anil Bhardwaj, said that thousands of farmers from across the country have been sitting on dharna at the borders of Delhi for the past 239 days, demanding repeal of the three anti-farmer Agricultural laws, arbitrarily passed by the Modi Government without any discussion, either with the Opposition parties or with the farmers, as the laws are intended to help big business houses to monopolize the agricultural sector, and drive out the poor farmers from agriculture activity.
Ex-MLA and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister, Shri Anil Bhardwaj, said that thousands of farmers from across the country have been sitting on dharna at the borders of Delhi for the past 239 days, demanding repeal of the three anti-farmer Agricultural laws, arbitrarily passed by the Modi Government without any discussion, either with the Opposition parties or with the farmers, as the laws are intended to help big business houses to monopolize the agricultural sector, and drive out the poor farmers from agriculture activity.
He said that Shri Rahul Gandhi had pledged Congress’ support to the farmers’ agitation till the “Black Laws” are repealed, and the farmers were determined to carry on their fight till their just demands are accepted by the Modi Government, as they were waging an existential crisis.
Addressing a press conference, along with ex-MLA Shri Vijay Lochav and Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress president Ms. Amrita Dhawan at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan here today, Shri Anil Bhardwaj said that 637 farmers have died at the borders, due to Corona and unable to withstand the harsh weather and living conditions in the open since the agitation began, but the Modi Government has been unmoved by the plight of the farmers, and has not initiated any meaningful dialogue with the farmers to resolve the issue.
He said that the farmers’ demand for MSP (Minimum Support Price) for their products is a just, but the Modi Government wants big business houses to dictate the prices of agricultural products detrimental to the interest of the poor farmers. He said that though Parliament session has begun, and the farmers have shifted their agitation to Jantar Mantar, to make the Modi Government open their eyes to their struggle, the Central Government has made no move to talk with the farmers to unlock the deadlock.
Shri Anil Bhardwaj said that thousands of people had died in Delhi due to oxygen shortage, but the Arvind Government has been endorsing the lies of the Modi Government that no oxygen death had occurred, so as to avoid paying compensation to the dead. He said that hundreds of children had been orphaned as the Covid pandemic claimed many parents, but the Arvind Government said that only one kid had been orphaned so that it can skirt the monthly payment of Rs 2500 to such children, which CM Arvind had announced.
Ex-MLA Shri Vijay Lochav said that the Arvind Government has been shedding crocodile tears for the farmers’ cause, as Delhi was the first State to validate the anti-farmer Laws at a special session of the Assembly on 23 November, 2020. He said that Chief Minister Arvind has been telling lies to the farmers, as his support has always been with the Modi Government, and the anti-farmer laws. Shri Lochav said that in the last five years, permission has not been given for either power connection or for digging tube-wells for agricultural purposes. He said that if the laws were not anti-farmer, then what was the hurdle in announcing MSP for farm products, which would be a huge relief for the struggling farmers.
Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress president Ms. Amrita Dhawan said that while people were dying in thousands in the city due to oxygen shortage, neither the Modi Government nor the Arvind Government came to their help. She said that the Covid death figures released by the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi were bigger than what the official bulletins of the Arvind Government had given out, as the Delhi Government had much to hide, because people died in thousands gasping for breath due to the incompetence of Chief Minister Arvind in arranging timely oxygen supply, despite hospitals like Jaipur Golden, Batra and Ganga Ram sending SOS.
She said that the Modi Government had refused to accept that over 100 deaths had occurred following demonetization, when people succumbed while standing on lengthy queues outside banks, the deaths of hundreds of Corona Warriors, including doctors and nurses, and 637 farmers at the Delhi borders. Ms. Amrita Dhawan demanded the resignation of incompetent Chief Minister Arvind, who lied on the Covid death figures, and totally failed in the Covid management. She said that hundreds of children have been orphaned due to the death of their parents/guardians and many women have been widowed as the Covid-19 pandemic made a death dance in the Capital, causing havoc all around.
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