Repeal of farm laws sets a precedent; say Oppn, farm leaders – New Delhi News
Questions are additionally being raised whether or not or not the choice to repeal the laws that the federal government advocated vigorously for months on finish as a vital reform would set a precedent for different reforms within the pipeline. Or for that matter, different payments proposed or acts already launched, such because the Citizens’ Amendment Act (CAA).
Giving it a Constitutional contact, secretary of All India Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, Avik Saha, mentioned, “I don’t think this should be looked at as farmers’ victory as we were not here for win or loss; rather we wanted to explain to our elected representatives what we want. This decision is actually a great victory for democracy and great defeat for authoritarianism.”
The bud of democracy that has been shriveling, that bud has opened and seeking to sunshine, the voice of folks should be stronger and louder to compel the authoritarians to take word of them, he added.
Congress spokesperson, Jaiveer Shergill mentioned, “Repealing of farm laws is admission of guilt, misadventure and miscalculation by PM Modi, who being intoxicated with power seems to have underestimated the power of democracy, will power and resolve of the farmers.”
Stating that the repeal of farm laws is not going to absolve the BJP authorities of the crime of pushing 700 farmers to demise, Shergill mentioned, “The decision to repeal farm laws is a setback for PM Modi’s dictatorial style of politics.”
The IANS-CVoter snap opinion ballot performed throughout India hours after the announcement of the repeal of farm laws by the Prime Minister on Friday, Modi’s picture and political capital doesn’t appear to have been dented. More than 52 per cent of the respondents mentioned he has taken the correct choice.
In response to a different opinion whether or not or not the repeal of farm laws will encourage commerce unions and their leaders to oppose modifications to labour laws, near 43 per cent of respondents appeared to agree, nevertheless, greater than 25 per cent of the respondents couldn’t categorical any definitive opinion, which implies they’re unsure about labour reforms.
Terming that the choice may have an effect on different coverage issues, Saha additionally mentioned, “There is a consultation process as mandated by the Constitution and this decision has ensured that in case of further reforms such as those related to National Education Policy (NEP) or the labour code, if sufficient mobilization takes place, the government will be compelled to take cognizance of people’s voices.”
BJP spokesperson Prem Shukla denied it will be a precedent setting choice. “Prime Minister is not bothered about his own image, rather gives priority to what is in the interest of the nation. The unity and integrity of this nation is above all. (Therefore), there is no question of repeal or withdrawal of CAA or similar such laws. CAA has been the country’s commitment since 1947, since the time of Mahatma Gandhi. Congress leaders from (first Prime Minister) Pandit Nehru till (UPA era Prime Minister) Manmohan Singh have betrayed Gandhiji.”