Chandigarh, January 18, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) strongly condemned the notices being sent by the central agencies to the farmers, social workers and organisations who were providing them aid, and termed it as shameful. In a statement issued from the party headquarters, AAP state president and MP Bhagwant Mann said that it was highly reprehensible to use central agencies to suppress the farmers’ movement, who were fighting for truth and justice.
He said that it was a disgraceful act of the government to send notices to various help-aid societies, social organisations and journalists, supporting the agitation to save agriculture.
Mann said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government had first tried to tarnish the image of the movement by calling farmers as terrorists, Khalistanis, agents of Pakistan and China; and now was trying to weaken the agitation by issuing notices through government agencies, to those supporting the farmers’ movement.
“The Modi government at the centre is playing a double standard. On one hand it is negotiating with the farmers organisations to find a solution and on the other hand is sending notices through NIA to intimidate the farmers leaders and their supporters,” he added.
He said the peaceful agitation by the farmers was making a new history, being the largest and the longest running agitation and movement in the world at present. Mann said that the struggle being waged in a democratic manner had given encouragement and hope to the farmers’ fraternity, all over the world; but to crush this historic movement and suppress the problems of the farmers, the Modi-led central government was constantly taking hateful and undemocratic steps.
The AAP leader said that the Modi government should listen to the people of the country rather than the corporate houses. He said that the farmers of the country had been protesting against the anti-farmers agriculture black laws from the last two months on the Delhi borders, demanding their repeal; but instead of accepting the demands of the farmers, the Modi government was trying to crush the movement through central agencies by misusing the power.
Mann said that for the benefit of the farmers, the central government should stop its anti-people activities and immediately repeal the three black laws, accepting the direct and clear demands of the farmers.