Uttam Kumar Reddy Demand Centre To Withdraw New Farm Law
Hyderabad, Dec.8 (Maxim News): Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & MP N. Uttam Kumar Reddy demanded that the BJP Government immediately withdraw the contentious new farm laws to protect the interest of farmers. He also urged Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to convene a special session of Legislative Assembly to pass new laws to override BJP Govt’s anti-farmer Acts.
Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Tuesday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the ‘Bharat Bandh‘ was successful in Telangana as Congress cadre participated in protests across the State. Describing the three new farm laws as ‘draconian’, he condemned the BJP Government at the Centre for neglecting the interest of farmers only to benefit a few corporates like Adanis and Ambanis. He also alleged that the Modi Govt was trying to sabotage the farmers’ agitation using false propaganda. He said that the Congress Party has fought inside and outside parliament for withdrawal of anti-farmer laws brought in by Modi Govt.
Reddy said that the new farm laws would benefit a few corporations like Ambanis, Adanis, Amazon and Walmart while the rights and interests of poor farmers would be suppressed. He said that the reluctance being shown by the BJP Government in not giving Constitutional protection to Minimum Support Price (MSP) clearly shows that it was giving more preference to corporates than farmers. Further, the Modi Govt appears to be in no mood to protect the farmers’ interest in contract farming. He said that the new farm laws would only boost hoarding and food price inflation due to the abolition of the existing market yard system. Instead of addressing the concerns of farmers, the BJP Govt is trying to sabotage their agitation, he alleged. (Maxim News)