P Chidambaram Slams Authorities Over Its Stand On Farmers’ Protest

P Chidambaram Slams Government Over Its Stand On Farmers' Protest

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram attacked authorities over the continuing farmers’ protest. (File)

New Delhi:

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Saturday attacked the federal government over the continuing farmers’ protest, saying the reward to the farm sector for rising at 3.9 per cent in a recession yr is to deal with the protesting farmers as if they’re enemies of the state.

He requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi why did he not journey 20 km to speak to the protesting farmers sitting on Delhi’s borders, although he was travelling to Kerala and Assam.

“The reward to the farm sector for rising at 3.9% in a recession yr is to deal with the protesting farmers as in the event that they had been enemies of the state,” the Congress chief stated in a tweet in Hindi.

“The PM travels from Kerala to Assam however doesn’t have the time or inclination to journey 20 kms to satisfy the farmers on the border of Delhi,” he added.

The previous finance minister, in one other tweet, stated the federal government will nonetheless declare that it has doubled the revenue of the farmers and all farmers get MSP when the reality is barely “six per cent of farmers are in a position to promote meals grains on minimal assist value”.

Farmers are sitting at Delhi’s borders since November final yr in protest towards the three new farm legal guidelines and are demanding their repeal.

They’ve additionally held a number of rounds of talks with the federal government, which has proposed to place the three legal guidelines on maintain for 1-1.5 years.

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