Bhartiya Kisan Union founder Mahendra Singh Tikait has dared the center about recalling the draconian farm laws which in practice will profit the private parties more than the aggravating and agitating farmers who have been sitting on dharnas for nine months now. Why should they at all be testing and checking their patience and perseverance and for what reasons if any? I believe that the center should reconvene talks with the farm leaders to find an amicable solution to the chaos and crisis severely hitting this section hard and fast. Pushing the passage of this law by delaying it further or not legalizing the Minimum Support Price doesn’t bode for a regime neck-deep in propaganda and rhetoric.
Contaminating public views and opinions by spreading deceits and disinformation has been one of the portent arsenal of Hindutva brigade for fanning communal overtones, bigotry, and chauvinism, like with CAA and NRC which set a political storm as for the means and methods of protests and resistance.
This was never abhorred offering the regime a face-saver conveniently deflecting the voters. Farmer’s movement checkmating its ascendancy displayed signs of anxiety and desperation countered by fabricating and peddling narratives. Knowing fully of their worth they know where their fight for dignity and survival is going to take them as they can ill afford to give up without fighting. Being political of their concerns and issues has given thinking heads to these farmers who until now were scattered and clustered into specific regions, territories and geographies.
But not anymore as for the awakening of their conscience which won’t allow anyone to take credits as first and foremost they are farmers than anything. The Center should stop playing politics in the guise and garb of electoral arithmetic and alliances for winning the UP title in 2022. Getting back to the drawing board sounds more feasible for the rewarding activists who also change agents ensuring their best for the wellbeing and dignity of our annadatas.
Awaaz do hum ek hain.