Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday attacked the RSS and chief Mohan Bhagwat while targeting the central government over the new agricultural laws. Digvijay Singh also advised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to pressurize Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of farmers’ agitation while saying that he had no hope from the President.
Leading the Congress protests during ‘Bharat Bandh’ at Sanyogitaganj Grain Mandi located in the cantonment area of Indore, Singh said, “Bhagwat should tell the BharatiyaKisan Sangh that they should stand with the (agitating) farmers to demand the withdrawal of the new agricultural law and are ready to join the protest. If they do not do this, then we will assume that you do drama-gimmick only for votes and do politics only in the name of society and religion.”
Significantly, the RSS-backed BKS had said on Monday that it does not support the “Bharat Bandh” called on Tuesday against the new agricultural laws, but there should be some reforms in these laws. Singh claimed during the Congress protest in Indore, the economic capital of the state, “After the implementation of the new agricultural laws, the big industrialists of the corporate sector will seize the huge market of India’s agricultural produce, which is worth 12 lakh crores to Rs and 15 lakh crores.”
He said, “The big industrialists will buy the produce of the farmers at an arbitrary price. This will force the businessmen of the country to become their commission agents.” The Rajya Sabha MP also claimed that under pressure from the World Trade Organization (WTO), which advocated the interests of developed countries like the US, the Modi government had entered into a “secret agreement” with the body in 2015 and India’s new agriculture law is the result of this alleged agreement.
Singh said, “Farmers who grow crops like wheat, gram and soybean are facing loses as the product is being sold at a price lower than the MSP. After all, how can we trust Modi’s words concerning the farmers?”
He continued the attack on the Modi government, saying, “As senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that a suit-boot government is running under Modi’s protection, on the other hand, there are poor, farmers, small traders, labourers, etc.”
The Rajya Sabha MP demanded the Modi government to immediately withdraw the new agricultural laws and said that the Prime Minister should solve the issues of farmers by forming an all-party parliamentary committee.
It is to be noted that a delegation of 24 political parties is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind today. These political parties will demand the President to withdraw the agricultural laws. However, Former MP CM Digvijay Singh has said on this proposed meeting that he has no hope from this meeting. Digvijay Singh tweeted, “The delegation of 24 political parties is going to meet President today to withdraw the anti-farmer laws. I have no hope from His Majesty.”
These 24 political parties should also discuss with all those parties in the NDA who are with the farmers. Nitish Ji should put pressure on Modi Ji.” His tweet added. The Congress leader said that this farmers’ movement has brought Gandhiji back to life. Digvijay Singh wrote in his next tweet, “ The farmers protest brought Gandhiji back to life. It is as if Gandhiji has woken up to blood in the veins of these farmers. By adopting Gandhiji’s Satyagraha, the farmers have raised the courage to fight among the whole country.”