Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, too, has said the government should have discussed the laws with the farmers.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today asked the Central government to take a relook at the newly legislated farm laws that have sparked a furore among the country’s farmers.
“Farmers across the country are furious and agitated over the three agriculture-related laws that the central government recently brought in. Keeping this in view, it would be better if the Union government does a rethink on these laws that were legislated without the farmers’ consent,” Mayawati tweeted today.
Other political leaders, too, commented about the need to have discussed the new laws with farmers.
“If Modi ji had discussed with the farmers before bring in the anti-farmers laws, why would such a situation have arisen? Modi ji must withdraw all three anti-farmer laws and after discussing with the farmers send them to a parliamentary committee for a relook,” Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tweeted in Hindi.
These comments come even as farmers continued to protest even hours after Union Home Minister Amit Shah reportedly said the Centre was ready to hold talks ahead of the scheduled December 3.