Can’t trust BJP till it actually repeals farm laws: Mahua Moitra

Panaji: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra on Friday welcomed the Centre’s decision to repeal three controversial farm laws, but said the ruling BJP cannot be trusted till it actually withdraws these legislations in the upcoming session of Parliament.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning announced that the three agricultural laws will be withdrawn in the Parliament session beginning at the end of this month.

Addressing a press conference here, the TMC’s Lok Sabha member said no one trusts the BJP as “their left hand speaks one thing, while the right hand says something else”.

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“The announcement made by PM Narendra Modi to repeal the farm laws is a victory of farmers in the country…But till the farm laws are actually repealed in Parliament, we can’t say anything,” Moitra said.

She recalled how BJP ministers would defend the same laws when the TMC demanded their withdrawal.

Moitra said the farmers had to protest on roads for over one-and-a-half years to force the government to make the announcement about the repeal of laws.

The central government has made this announcement considering the upcoming election in Uttar Pradesh, and especially 70 seats in western UP, she added.

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