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"700 Lives": BJP's Varun Gandhi Needles PM On Delaying Farm Legal guidelines' U-Turn


'700 Lives': BJP's Varun Gandhi Needles PM On Delaying Farm Laws' U-Turn

Varun Gandhi has been talking in favour of the farmers’ motion, going up in opposition to his occasion.

New Delhi:

BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who has been more and more providing views divergent from his occasion, on Saturday posted on-line a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, itemizing 4 massive calls for following the centre’s shock cancellation of the controversial farm legal guidelines.

Reminding the Prime Minister that over 700 farmers would have nonetheless been alive had he taken the choice earlier, the MP demanded Rs 1 crore compensation for individuals who died in the middle of the year-long protest.

He additionally demanded that every one “all politically motivated false” police circumstances filed in opposition to farmers have to be dropped and their requires widening the programme of assured costs for farm produce often known as Minimal Assist Value or MSP be accepted, saying their motion wouldn”t finish with out it.

Mr Gandhi additionally raised the deaths of protesters in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri final month the place a BJP minister’s son and aides have been accused of operating over a bunch of farmers, triggering violence and leaving eight individuals lifeless.

“I thanks in your large-heartedness in saying that these three legal guidelines will likely be repealed. Greater than 700 of our farmer brothers and sisters have been martyred on this motion, as they peacefully protested in extraordinarily tough and hostile circumstances. I consider that if this choice had been taken earlier, all these harmless lives wouldn’t have been misplaced,” he wrote.

“All politically motivated false FIRs which were registered as weapons of harassment in opposition to our farmers throughout this motion should instantly be quashed,” Mr Gandhi mentioned.

“This (farmers’) motion is not going to finish with out the decision of this demand and there will likely be widespread anger amongst them, which is able to proceed to emerge in a single kind or the opposite. Subsequently, it is extremely essential for the farmers to get the statutory assure of MSP for his or her crops. The MSP also needs to be based mostly on the C2+50% components of the Fee for Agricultural Prices and Costs,” he wrote.

On Lakhimpur Kheri, he wrote, “Many leaders sitting in senior positions have given provocative statements in opposition to our agitating farmers. It’s the results of such statements and the adversarial environment created across the motion, that on October 3, 5 of our farmer brothers had been crushed to demise by automobiles in Lakhimpur Kheri. This heartbreaking incident is a blemish on our democracy. It’s my request to you that appropriately strict motion is taken in opposition to the Union Minister who has been linked to this incident, so that there’s a truthful enquiry.”

The sharp critique for the BJP is the newest from Varun Gandhi who was dumped from his occasion’s Nationwide Govt after calling for justice for the households of farmers killed in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri and talking out in assist of different farmers protesting the centre’s new legal guidelines.

A member of the Nehru-Gandhi household that controls the opposition Congress, Varun Gandhi and his mom joined the BJP in 2004 simply months earlier than the occasion went out of energy however are believed to have fallen out of favour with the management lately.

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