Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday welcomed the Centre’s decision to repeal farm laws and also congratulated the farmers for carrying the longest non-violent satyagraha of Independent India.
Welcoming the Centre’s decision to roll back three farm laws, the RJD chief asked who will be responsible for the death of 700-750 farmers who have lost their lives during 1-year-long farmers protest against the Centre’s black laws?
Yadav also said that the government have withdrawn the laws at a time when the Assembly elections in five state are around the corner. They have lost on this front and will also face defeat in the upcoming elections too, he said.
Yadav also tweeted that the capitalist government and its ministers had earlier called the farmers’ terrorists, Khalistani and anti-nationals to destroy the unity and harmony of the country. The government created an atmosphere of mistrust among the majority of labour class people, he wrote in his tweet.
The Centre’s decision to repeal three farm laws has been welcomed by most opposition political parties. However, their leaders said that the government only bowed to the demands of the farmers, who have been protesting against the laws for more than a year, due to the impending elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. They also lamented that the decision came after “more than 700 farmers died during the protests.