Leave ‘arrogance’, withdraw farm laws: Sonia Gandhi attacks PM Modi   

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has accused the Modi government of “arrogance”, asking it to shun its arrogance of power, follow the ‘raj dharma’, and withdraw the three “black” farm laws

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In a scathing attack on the Centre over the farmers’ protest, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has accused the Modi government of “arrogance”, asking it to shun its arrogance of power, follow the ‘raj dharma’, and withdraw the three “black” farm laws.

Sonia Gandhi issued a statement to criticise the PM Modi led government and said that it was for the first time since Independence such an “arrogant” government had come to power that cannot see the sufferings of ‘annadatas’.

“There is still time, the Modi government should leave the arrogance of power and immediately withdraw the three black laws unconditionally to end the agitation of the farmers who are dying in the cold and rain. This is Rajdharma and a true tribute to the farmers who have lost their lives,” Gandhi said in statement issued in Hindi.

“Since Independence, it is for the first time that an arrogant government has come to power. It is not even looking at the pain and sufferings of farmers, forget about the common man,” she claimed.

The Congress chief said that she and the countrymen were distressed by seeing the fate of the ‘annadatas’ in chilly and rainy weather due to government apathy. More than 50 farmers have lost their lives, some due to suicide, due to government’s conduct, she added.

But despite all this, the government has not backed down yet… no Ministers are showing any compassion towards farmers,” the Congress leader said while offering tributes to farmers who had died since the farmers’ protest began on Delhi borders on November 26, 2020.

Sonia Gandhi alleged that the Modi government’s main agenda was to extend benefits to a few capitalists. “But in a democracy, a government that doesn’t listen to its people doesn’t last long.

Meanwhile, farmers protesting against the new farm laws near Delhi's borders have threatened to hold a tractor rally - "Kisaan Parade" - in the national capital on Republic Day if their demands are not met.

The protesters said they chose Republic Day "because it represents the supremacy of the people of India", and also January 26 will mark the completion of two months of the biggest protests in the farm sector in years.

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