Congrersss MP Manish Tewari joins farmers’ stir at Singhu Border

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ROPAR: Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari today joined the farmers’ stir at the Singhu Border to express solidarity with the protesting farmers. He participated in the ‘langar Kar Sewa’ being organized by the head of ‘Qila Anandgarh Sahib’ Baba Sucha Singh.

Speaking on the occasion, Tewari congratulated the farmers for their patience and perseverance against all odds. “It really takes a lot of dedication and determination to stay put in this severe cold and under such heavy rains to pursue the mission”, he said, while adding, it was high time that the government of India realized its blunder and withdrew the three agriculture laws which it has forced upon the country.

The Anandpur Sahib MP said, despite strong resistance by the Congress party in and outside the parliament against the three laws, the central government went ahead using its brute majority to force through the new laws, which no farmer in the country wants or likes.

He asked the government what is the point in continuing with these laws when those who are directly affected do not want these. “The government says it had brought these laws in the interest of the farmers, but they do not want these laws as they have genuine fears and apprehensions, so the best way out is to withdraw these”, he observed.

Tewari condemned the stubborn attitude of the government in not showing any sensitivity towards the farmers’ concerns. “How does it matter if the government has to withdraw these laws, after all we are living in a democracy and people have right to seek the reversal of the laws”, he said, while advising the government not to make it a point of prestige. Government should not consider the farmers as their rivals or competitors but genuine stakeholders who need to be listened to, he added.

Among others, Satvir Singh Pallijhikki, Kamaljeet Singh Banga, Harbhajan Singh were also present.

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