Why is the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar limiting himself to political statements, views and opinions? How will farmers be able to double their incomes by 2022 if Mr Tomar continues to play from behind the scenes in the absence of alternative arrangements in place? It is but important for the minister to be humble and humane in asserting his moral position on the farmer’s question.
But, no he seems to be learning no lessons from the past holding Congress responsible for the “khoon ki kheti” remark deflecting him from speaking his mind on the larger issue at hand. Finding fault in the opposition every time, Mr Tomar’s government finds itself at the receiving end as for the illustrations of the last few months presenting us with stark realities of our times. A few kilometres from Delhi, Indian National Lok Dal leader Abhay Chautala who was the lone legislator from his party was honoured in Haryana’s Sirsa district for tendering his opposition in support of the farmer’s movement.
Centre wants us to look at it from the other way round as for these opportunist leaders securing their political prospects and possibilities is far more important than any people’s movement whether at the macro level or micro level. Tomar ji, don’t forget that the same set of people acknowledged you in achieving the position and profile of political rank and privilege. How can you afford to go against their interests and objectives by blaming them as agents and associates of forces trying to destabilize and disable our state, society and system?
They have been referred and tagged as “Khalistani” “Pakistani”, undermining their authority and capacity to dissent a government which distrusts its own citizens. Farmers feel helpless occupying the Delhi borders for seventy-two days as the government is imposing the impossible in the absence of suitable negotiations and consultations. Thus, they are inching with whatever they have in sight from arranging and organizing their tools and techniques to the mobilization of their strength and strategy seizing the narration and narrative implicating them falsely in people’s perception.
A tractor rally, chakka jam are but some of the methods to keep this movement real, reasoned and relevant promoting the presence and participation of all those believing in the ideology of integrity and intent. What else will make a people’s movement sustain and succeed? I am of the opinion that Mr Tomar shouldn’t be in a haste and hurry to arrive at any finality by drawing his conclusions disregarding those he disagrees with. Don’t stoop democracy to a low as being orchestrated by your party colleagues, supporters and voters
A time to take your call Tomar Sahab.