On Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi criticized Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejirwal for tearing up the Centre’s three agricultural bills during a one-day session of the Delhi Assembly.
Lekhi pointed out that the three agricultural laws had been published in the Delhi Gazette on November 23 and that they were tearing up copies of the act after notification. He called Kejriwal the “new chameleon” who can “change colors without scruples”.
“The Centre’s three agricultural laws were notified in the Delhi Gazette on 23 November. Now they are ripping copies of the same act from the Delhi Assembly after notification. This is an opportunistic policy. Delhi CM is the new chameleon, he can just change colors unscrupulously, “he said.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had ripped up copies of the three agricultural laws in the one-day session of the Delhi Assembly Thursday in protest against the controversial legislation. He accused the BJP of securing survey funding through laws rather than thinking about the welfare of farmers.
“What was the rush to get the farm accounts approved in Parliament during the pandemic? It happened for the first time that three laws were passed without a vote in Rajya Sabha, even when several members opposed the move… Over the past 6-7 years, the BJP has made elections so expensive. Hence, much of the money is spent on elections (by political parties). These laws were not passed for farmers. These laws were enacted to secure the BJP’s election funding, ”he told House members.
The assembly passed a resolution tabled by Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot demanding that the central government immediately repeal the laws.
The national summoner of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also accused the nation’s ruling party of asking big party leaders to persuade farmers, saying that the farmers were not the ones who had been misled, but the leaders and supporters. of the BJP.
Kejriwal even urged the Center not to be worse than the British. “How many sacrifices will farmers have to make to make their voices heard? Today, the Delhi Assembly rejects all three agricultural laws and calls on the central government to resume legislation. I ask the Center not to be worse than the British, “he said.
For days dozens of farmers have been protesting against the three controversial agricultural legislation promoted by the Center and the discussions between the representatives of both have resulted in a stalemate. The Center is willing to change the laws, but most of the protesting farmers want a complete withdrawal.