Amid blended reactions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on the repeal of the three contentious farm legal guidelines, BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who had been crucial of those legal guidelines, has stated that many “innocent lives” of farmers might have been saved had the choice been taken earlier.
In a letter to Modi on Saturday, the BJP’s MP from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh has written to the Prime Minister searching for Rs 1 crore compensation for such households, withdrawing “politically motivated false FIRs” in opposition to the protesters and making MSP (Minimum Support Price) legally binding.
Further, Gandhi has requested the PM to take “strict action” in opposition to Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra whose son Ashish Mishra is beneath arrest for the October three incident in Lakhimpur Kheri.
“The heartbreaking incident is a blemish on our democracy. It is my request to you that appropriately strict action is taken against the Union Minister who has been connected to this incident, so that there is a fair enquiry,” the BJP MP has written within the letter.
Eight individuals, together with 4 farmers, had been killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on October three after a convoy of three SUVs, together with one owned by Union MoS for Home Ajay Mishra, hit a gaggle of farm protesters resulting in a violent conflict. Ashish Mishra was arrested later.
Gandhi is the primary BJP chief to have sought motion in opposition to the Union minister publicly for the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
In the letter, Gandhi has additionally identified that many leaders in senior positions had given “provocative statements and the adversarial atmosphere created around the movement, that on October 3, five of our farmer brothers were crushed to death by vehicles in Lakhimpur Kheri”.
The letter that Gandhi has began by thanking Modi for his “large-heartedness” in saying repeal of the three farm legal guidelines and a statutory assure of minimal assist worth for crops additional stated: “More than 700 of our farmer brothers and sisters have been martyred in this movement, as they peacefully protested in extremely difficult and hostile conditions. I believe that if this decision had been taken earlier, all these innocent lives would not have been lost.”
He requested the PM to precise condolences to the households of those farmers and announce Rs 1 crore compensation for them.
“Furthermore, all politically motivated false FIRs that have been registered as weapons of harassment against our farmers during this movement must be immediately quashed,” the letter states.
Gandhi additionally stated the MSP for crops ought to be legally binding. Pointing out that the small farmers ought to get remunerative costs for his or her crops, he warned: “This movement will not end without the resolution of this demand and there will be widespread anger amongst them which will continue to emerge in one form or the other. Therefore, it is very important for the farmers to get the statutory guarantee of the MSP for their crops.” He added the MSP ought to be based mostly on the C2+50 formulation of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices.
“Democracy runs on constitutional discourse and empathy. The farmers expect you to solve their problems in a sensitive and timely manner. I believe by accepting the demands of the farmers according to the democratic and constitutional values of our nation, your respect shall further increase in the country,” Gandhi stated.
Gandhi had earlier written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath searching for to register a homicide case in opposition to these concerned within the loss of life of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri violence. He had additionally sought compensation and reduction measures for the farmers and warned the BJP in opposition to linking the farmers to Khalistani parts.