Calling the BJP-led government’s decision to repeal the farm laws as a “great victory for the farmers and the Congress”, senior party leader P Chidambaram criticized the Centre on Monday, saying that the move was not inspired by a change of heart but impelled by “fear of elections”.
Taking it to Twitter, Chidambaram said, “What cannot be achieved by democratic protests can be achieved by the fear of impending elections!”
“PM’s announcement on the withdrawal of the three farm laws is not inspired by a change of policy or a change of heart. It is impelled by fear of elections!” He tweeted.
Chidambaram’s remarks come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation on Friday morning, announced that the Centre has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were going on by farmers for the past one year.
“Anyway, it is a great victory for the farmers and for the Congress party which was unwavering in its opposition to the farm laws,” he added.
The farmers have been protesting the Centres three contentious farm laws since it had passed the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill in 2020.