….PM Modi should himself speak to farmers’ leaders opposing agriculture laws: Bhagwant Mann/Raghav Chadha
…..Farmers are backbone of the country, ignoring them is not in the interest of the country: Bhagwant Mann
….Modi government should not take another test of farmers who lost their 470 fellows: Raghav Chadha
Chandigarh : The Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) Punjab president and Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann and MLA from Delhi and Punjab Affairs co-incharge Raghav Chadha on Saturday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi , requesting him to resume talks with the farmers’ leaders opposing the agricultural laws. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha member Bhagwant Mann and MLA Raghav Chadha said that the farmers of Punjab along with various other states had been protesting on the Delhi borders, for the last six months against the withdrawal of three agriculture laws made by the Union government. They said that the farmers had so far lost 470 of their fellows during this struggle which was very unfortunate and painful.
The AAP leaders said that although 11 rounds of talks had been held between the farmers’ representatives and the government ministers to find a solution to the problem and withdraw the black farm laws, no conclusion had been reached so far. “The government has not made any attempt to negotiate with the farmers since January 22, 2021, which is not in the interest of the farmers and the entire nation,” they added. The leaders stated that the farmers are the backbone of the country and without agriculture this country could not be imagined. They said that even during the current Covid pandemic, there had been a sharp decline in all sectors except agriculture. “With the strengthening of the agricultural sector, the rural infrastructure of Punjab and the rest of the country has survived,” they said.
The leaders further said that the farmers of the country, who were rendering their services by replenishing the foodgrains of the country and in every field, had to protest for their demands at the cost of their lives during the Covid pandemic. “Concerned about their future, the country’s farmers, including the elderly, children and women, have left their homes and settled on the borders of Delhi, which is also against human rights,” they added. In their letter, the AAP leaders wrote to the Prime Minister that now that the farmers’ leaders had once again called for talks, the Prime Minister should also accept the invitation with humility and generosity and resume talks on the issue, resolving it permanently.
The AAP leaders appealed that in the interest of the entire country and all sections of the society, the Union government should withdraw all the three laws pertaining to the agriculture sector. Bhagwant Mann said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had said that there was only one call distance between the farmers and the Prime Minister and being the Prime Minister, he would solve all the problems of the farmers. He said that now that the farmers were calling for talks, the Prime Minister himself should take this call seriously and resolve the agricultural bills through dialogue with the farmers.