West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday assured farmer leaders led by Rakesh Tikait and Yudhvir Singh of assist to their agitation in opposition to the brand new agriculture legal guidelines. At a gathering with the farmer leaders right here through the day, the TMC chief stated that there ought to be a platform the place states may converse on coverage points.
“Bulldozing states will not be good for the federal construction,” she stated. Banerjee’s assist for the north India-based farmers’ unions comes inside days of the Trinamool Congress asserting that the celebration would unfold its footprints exterior West Bengal’s geographical boundaries.
The Bhartiya Kisan Union led by Tikait and Singh had supported the ‘No vote for BJP’ marketing campaign forward of the West Bengal meeting elections and have plans to lengthen that in different upcoming state elections as properly. Banerjee introduced after the assembly that her “assist for the farmers’ motion shall be there” and added in an apparent jibe on the Centre that “India is hungrily ready for insurance policies which assist in preventing COVID-19, help farmers and trade.” The chief minister rhetorically requested, “…why is it so tough to speak to the farmers?” She was referring to the breakdown in communication between the Centre and the farmers who’ve been tenting at Delhi’s borders for the previous one yr in opposition to three farm legal guidelines handed by the Parliament.
The agitators really feel the brand new legal guidelines will commercialise agriculture with out sufficient safety to small farmers from exploitation by giant retail chains and trade. “The BJP rule has been disastrous for all sectors from healthcare to farmers to trade. India is struggling…we face each pure and political disasters,” Banerjee stated.
The chief minister stated that the agriculturist leaders have requested her to speak to different state leaders on the farmers’ subject and organise a dialogue with farmers’ unions. “The farmers’ motion is not only for Punjab, Haryana or Uttar Pradesh. It is for the entire nation,” she stated.
Banerjee additionally stated that it was crucial for states to come collectively to focus on coverage points and stand collectively in opposition to injustice.
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