Repeal of farm laws in view of upcoming elections, says Elamaram Kareem MP

Elamaram Kareem

Thiruvananthapuram: Elamaram Kareem MP asserted that the repeal of the controversial farm laws shall be marked as the success of the farmers’ protests. However, the decision comes in view of the UP- Uttarakhand elections. He also added that the motive behind revoking the laws was not to protect the interests of farmers but fear of losing the upcoming elections. The government was impelled to do this.

The central government has always attempted to suppress the protests of farmers. The BJP-led government has even addressed them as Khalistan terrorists, maoists, urban naxalites and so on and tried to subjugate the farmers with the aid of police force. Farmers were ruthlessly killed in Haryana and Lakhimpur. They were proceeding with the protests in arduous circumstances.

Within a year, the Prime Minister was never willing to speak even once with the farmers’ representatives. Although the agriculture minister had conducted talks, it was certain that no favourable outcome was evolved. The Supreme Court had intervened to stay the new laws and appointed a commission. However, the farmers decided not to cooperate with the commission.

In the recent elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam, BJP has faced a severe setback. Two combined farmers’ campaigns Mission UP and Mission Uttarakhand were formed to defend BJP in the upcoming elections. Hence, the government has been forced to repeal the contemptuous farm laws to protect BJP’s stance in the forthcoming elections, said Kareem.

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