"Satyagraha" won, says Rahul Gandhi after three farm laws cancelled
New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi had been leading the Opposition in slamming the government over controversial three farm laws which left thousands of farmers protesting on roads. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelled the three laws, following which Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said "satyagraha" of farmers won over the arrogance of the government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the nation to announce that the new farm laws will remain cancelled, and the official process to repeal them will be done in the coming winter session of the Parliament.
The move comes nearly 14 months after farmers came on the road to protest the new farm laws. During his address, PM asked protesting farmers to return home and celebrate Gurpurab with their families. He also asked to start afresh and move ahead for a bright future.
The decision becomes crucial as the move comes days ahead Uttar Pradesh will be going for polls and by taking the three laws back, BJP will be trying to win the hearts of the farmers.
Meanwhile, PM Modi blamed his policymakers and said they lacked somewhere that they could not convey the idea of governments to the farmers.
"Maybe something was lacking in our tapasya, which is why we could not convince some farmers about the laws. But today is Prakash Parv, not the time to blame anyone. Today, I want to tell the country that we have decided to repeal the three farm laws," PM Modi said in an address to the nation.