Why are Opposition parties, MSP and Mandis cleaning up the ruling party on the pretext of agricultural law, which is fueling the farmers movement?
new Delhi. Since 2014, there have been many big farmer agitations against Modi government amid claims of being agricultural friendly. Now, under the pretext of the Agrarian Reform Act, farmers’ organizations and opposition parties have once again found an excuse to mobilize against the government. The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee has called Bharat Bandh on 25 September. Opposition parties have started giving it compost water. Bihar assembly elections (Bihar assembly election-2020) are at the head where most farmers do not get minimum support price (MSP), because farmers market has been handed over since 2016. There, the government has not even bought one percent of the total production of wheat in the last five years. The government is running the JDU and the BJP.
Farmers’ organizations are questioning the agricultural laws of the central government on the pretext of Bihar that the Annadata is upset in the open market system of Bihar for 14 years, then how can a miracle be expected in other states by making the same arrangement. In such a situation, the question is, who will reap the election crop of agricultural laws?
Why do farmers not believe despite the cleanliness?
All important people, from the Prime Minister to the Agriculture Minister and the BJP President, are constantly clarifying on the cleanliness that the MSP will be maintained and the mandis will not be closed, but the farmers organizations say that this cleanliness law cannot match the guarantee of giving MSP.
Sardar VM Singh, the national president of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, says that the government had earlier told the UP people that in 14 days they will give the cost of sugarcane or they will give interest, they did not fulfill it. You said that the income of the farmers would be double, that was also spoken. You said that the debt waiver will not be fulfilled. In this act, you even took away the right to go to court from us. Even then you will say that we have said the same way. Then how can we believe your point that we will continue to get MSP and the mandis will not be closed.
Therefore, the farmers are forced to agitate. On the one hand, the Agriculture Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, on the other hand farmers in Punjab and Haryana were making a ruckus on the streets.
Angry at colleagues
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who comes from NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal, has resigned from the Modi cabinet. After this, the pressure has increased on Jananayak Janata Party, which does politics of farmers in Haryana. The BJP government of the state rests on the crutches of whose support.
What is the use of Congress?
Number force is most important in politics. There are 14.5 crore farmer families in the country. This means about 500 million people. The people who live in villages and vote the most. Therefore, both the opposition and the ruling party are busy making their farmer-friendly image. To surround the government, the opposition has got the biggest issue of farmers after employment.
Why is the government avoiding giving price protection
Farmers are agitating in Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh even before the parties come forward on the issue of agricultural law. 180 farmers’ organizations are against the government. Binod Anand, the founding member of the National Farmers’ Federation, says that in all the countries of the world only the protection of the prices of the crops of the farmers is provided by the governments. Whereas the government wants to avoid this.
What is the power of farmers
Political analyst Alok Bhadoria says that farmers are politically important for both the ruling and the opposition. Without farmers, neither the economy can run nor any party can remain in power. Because they have the numerical strength of the vote. In such a situation, whether a government or a party should work or not, everyone has to talk about the farmers.