Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the Union Government has decided to repeal all the three farm laws in the upcoming winter session of Parliament. He made the announcement while addressing the nation at morning 9 am on the occasion of Gurupurab. PM Modi further appealed to all the protesting farmers to call off their agitation and return to their homes. After the prime minister’s announcement, prominent political leaders, as well as farmer union leaders, have shared their views on the government's decision. While most leaders termed it as a win for the farmers, few called it the opposition's win too.
Here's a compilation of who said what :
1. Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi did not miss out on sharing his views, he took to the microblogging site to congratulate the farmers for their win and called the farmers as country's 'annadatas' who made arrogance bow their heads
देश के अन्नदाता ने सत्याग्रह से अहंकार का सर झुका दिया।
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2. Captain Amrinder Singh
Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh also reacted to the government's decision and said it is 'great news'. Amrinder Singh, who quit the Congress party recently and formed his own political outfit, thanked PM Modi for repealing the laws.
Great news! Thankful to PM @narendramodi ji for acceding to the demands of every punjabi & repealing the 3 black laws on the pious occasion of #GuruNanakJayanti. I am sure the central govt will continue to work in tandem for the development of Kisani! #NoFarmers_NoFood @AmitShah— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 19, 2021Advertisement
3. Navjot Singh Sidhu
Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu also took to Twitter and referred to the farm laws as 'black laws' and credits the satyagraha of the farmers for this historic success.
Repealing of black laws a step in the right direction …. Satyagrah of Kisan morcha gets historic success…. You’re sacrifice has paid dividends…. Revival of farming in Punjab through a road map should be the top priority for the Pb govt ….accolades— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) November 19, 2021
4. Rakesh Tikait
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Leader Rakesh Tikait made a strong statement on Friday which said that the protesters will not leave the borders and neither will they withdraw the protest, they will wait till the day the laws are canceled in the Parliament.
आंदोलन तत्काल वापस नहीं होगा, हम उस दिन का इंतजार करेंगे जब कृषि कानूनों को संसद में रद्द किया जाएगा ।November 19, 2021Advertisement
Congress leaders P. Chidambaram said that the government's decision to repeal the farm laws is motivated by the upcoming election
If there is fear of losing the next election, the PM
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Admit that Chinese troops have intruded into Indian territory and occupied our land.
Admit that the CAA is a patently discriminatory law.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 19, 2021Advertisement
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh welcomed the decision to repeal the farm laws and said the government respected the sentiments of the farmers.
आज प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi ने किसानों के हित में और उनकी भावनाओं का सम्मान करते हुए तीन कृषि क़ानूनों को वापिस लेने का बड़ा निर्णय लिया है।
यह निर्णय किसान कल्याण के लिए प्रधानमंत्रीजी की संवेदनशीलता को प्रकट करता है। मैं प्रधानमंत्रीजी के इस निर्णय का स्वागत करता हूँ।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 19, 2021Advertisement
Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday, said the government will keep serving the farmers of the country and will always support them.
PM @narendramodi’s announcement relating to the farm laws is a welcome and statesmanlike move.
As the Prime Minister pointed out in his address, the Government of India will keep serving our farmers and always support them in their endeavours.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 19, 2021Advertisement
Welcoming the decision, Odisha Chief minister naveen patnaik said the union governments decision is in the best interests of the farmers of the country.
Welcome Hon'ble PM @narendramodi ji’s decision to repeal all 3 #FarmLaws, in the best interests of the country and its farmers. Your farms and families have been waiting for long and they will be happy to welcome you back. @bjd_odisha continues to stand with the farmers.— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 19, 2021
Calling it the victory of democracy, Rajasthan CM ashok Gehlot said that the country can never forget the hundreds of farmers who have lost their lives due to the arrogance of Modi govt.
तीनों काले कृषि कानूनों की वापसी की घोषणा लोकतंत्र की जीत एवं मोदी सरकार के अहंकार की हार है। यह पिछले एक साल से आंदोलनरत किसानों के धैर्य की जीत है। देश कभी नहीं भूल सकता कि मोदी सरकार की अदूरदर्शिता एवं अभिमान के कारण सैकड़ों किसानों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी है।— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 19, 2021Advertisement
West Bengal CM Mamata Benarjee congratulated the farmers of the country after union government’s decision to repeal the three farm laws and also said that the BJP treated them with cruelty.
My heartfelt congratulations to every single farmer who fought relentlessly and were not fazed by the cruelty with which @BJP4India treated you. This is YOUR VICTORY!
My deepest condolences to everyone who lost their loved ones in this fight.#FarmLaws— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 19, 2021Advertisement
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel congratulated farmers and described the Modi governmets's announcement as the victory of democracy.
गांधीवादी आंदोलन ने एक बार फिर अपनी ताक़त दिखाई है।
केंद्र सरकार को तीन काले क़ानूनों को वापस लेने पर बाध्य करने के लिए देश के किसानों को बधाई।Advertisement
यह किसानों की ही नहीं, अन्याय के खिलाफ लोकतंत्र की जीत है।— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) November 19, 2021Advertisement
Speaking on the announcement, Samajwadi Party chief and Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav said that the central govt may bring the law again after the polls. he also sought an apology by the central government.
Farmers won't forgive and will wipe BJP out...Laws have been withdrawn for votes as govt is scared of elections. What if they bring back such laws after polls? They are not thinking about farmers; insulted them at every level. WiIl BJP apologise?: SP Akhilesh Yadav pic.twitter.com/sGrHmy37y8— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 19, 2021Advertisement