LAST UPDATED: Dec. 30, 2020, 11:20 a.m.
New Delhi: The farmers’ protests continue for the 35th consecutive day against the agricultural laws of the central government.
Defending the government’s stand, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that there is no question of being insensitive to farmers.
He said that the opposition is deliberately spreading misgivings about the new agricultural laws.
Rajnath Singh said that the historical agrarian reform has eroded the land under the feet of those who used to practice their vested interests in the name of farmers. Their business will end, so deliberately a misunderstanding is being created in some parts of the country. He also said that he was born in a peasant family and knew more about farming than Rahul Gandhi.
The Defense Minister said that some forces are trying to create a misconception among the farmers. When asked about the farmers being labeled as Naxalites and Khalistani, Rajnath Singh said that these charges should not be leveled by anyone against the farmers.
‘Farmers should not be accused’
In an exclusive interview to ANI, Rajnath Singh said, “We express our deepest respect to him. Our heads bow towards our farmers. The farmers are protesting and not only he is suffering, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also suffering.”
Saluting the Sikh community, Rajnath Singh said, “Our Sikh brothers have always protected the culture of India. His contribution to protect the country’s self-respect will be remembered. There is no question of his honesty. “
Rajnath Singh said that if the leaders do not fulfill the promises in democracy then people punish them. When asked about the farmers writing in the MSP Act, Singh said that the Center is striving to increase the income of farmers.
‘MSP to continue’
Suggesting that farmers should engage in a logical debate on each clause with the government, the defense minister said that the government would do the needful to solve their problems. He said that the government is working for the poor and marginalized people of the society.
The Center has invited the protesting farmers for the sixth round of talks today. On Tuesday, Samyukta Kisan Morcha, representing 40 farmer unions in its letter, said the modalities to repeal the three controversial laws and the legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) should be part of the agenda for negotiations.