Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday attacked the BJP government at the Center fiercely amid the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the new agricultural laws. Not only this, he also tore up copies of agricultural laws in Delhi Assembly to show his opposition.
The ministers of Delhi government also expressed their solidarity with the farmers in the House and raised slogans of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. Kejriwal called the farmers who lost their lives during the protests as ‘martyrs’ and asked the central government that when would they finally listen to the farmers.
He said, “So far 20 farmers have been martyred. A farmer is getting martyred almost daily. I want to ask the central government how much more martyrdom do you want? How many more farmers will you know before you can listen to them. “
Kejriwal compared the current movement of farmers to the ‘Turban Sambhal Jatta’ movement of Punjab farmers before independence in 1907. He said that the movement of 1907 was also against the three laws of the British and the British had succumbed to the farmers of Punjab in nine months.
Kejriwal said, “I appeal to the central government that at least you should not be worse than the British.” The British withdrew the law in nine months, take it in 20 days. ” He alleged that new agricultural laws have been created to fund the elections of the Bharatiya Janata Party because the party has made the elections very expensive.
Kejriwal said, “The central government is saying that farmers are being misled. I say that not the farmers but the BJP are being confused. All the BJPis have been fed opium and it is being said that by rote the benefits of agricultural law should be spoken. ” The Aam Aadmi Party government of Delhi seems to be supporting the farmers from the time of their arrival.
Earlier, the Delhi government had rejected the demand of the Central Government, in which the stadiums in Delhi had been asked to convert them into temporary jails.