As Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation announced the repeal of three farm laws , this how the opposition leaders reacted in their tweets .
Senior Congress leader and MP , Shashi Tharoor in a tweet wrote, Sometimes a brute majority isn’t enough. Democracy isn’t just about winning elections every five years. It is about respecting the people between elections. A lesson learned seven years too late by our feckless government.
Sometimes a brute majority isn’t enough. Democracy isn’t just about winning elections every five years. It is about respecting the people between elections. A lesson learned seven years too late by our feckless government. https://t.co/kM9Zkn6jEI
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 19, 2021
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister
आज प्रकाश दिवस के दिन कितनी बड़ी ख़ुशख़बरी मिली। तीनों क़ानून रद्द। 700 से ज़्यादा किसान शहीद हो गए। उनकी शहादत अमर रहेगी। आने वाली पीढ़ियाँ याद रखेंगी कि किस तरह इस देश के किसानों ने अपनी जान की बाज़ी लगाकर किसानी और किसानों को बचाया था। मेरे देश के किसानों को मेरा नमन
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 19, 2021
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister
My heartfelt congratulations to every single farmer who fought relentlessly and were not fazed by the cruelty with which @BJP4India treated you. This is YOUR VICTORY!
My deepest condolences to everyone who lost their loved ones in this fight.#FarmLaws
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 19, 2021
Naveen Patnaik , Chief Minister Odisha
Welcome Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji’s decision to repeal all 3 #FarmLaws, in the best interests of the country and its farmers. Your farms and families have been waiting for long and they will be happy to welcome you back. @bjd_odisha continues to stand with the farmers.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 19, 2021
Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Chief Minister
तीनों काले कृषि कानूनों की वापसी की घोषणा लोकतंत्र की जीत एवं मोदी सरकार के अहंकार की हार है। यह पिछले एक साल से आंदोलनरत किसानों के धैर्य की जीत है। देश कभी नहीं भूल सकता कि मोदी सरकार की अदूरदर्शिता एवं अभिमान के कारण सैकड़ों किसानों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी है।
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 19, 2021
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma welcomed the repeal of the three farm laws and hoped the government draws lessons to not bypass Parliament and meaningfully engages with the opposition before enacting laws with far reaching consequences. “Truth and justice has prevailed and the farmers’ protests vindicated. Had the government not bypassed Parliament scrutiny and excluded stakeholders from consultations, the pain and suffering of the farmers and the loss of lives could have been avoided,” he said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the agri laws.
Bone Of Contention – Three farm Laws
— The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act: provides for setting up a mechanism allowing farmers to sell their farm produces outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Any licence-holder trader can buy the produce from the farmers at mutually agreed prices. This trade of farm produces will be free of mandi tax imposed by the state governments.
— The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act: allows farmers to do contract farming and market their produces freely.
— The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act: is an amendment to the existing Essential Commodities Act.