Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 20
Punjab and Haryana featured prominently throughout heated dialogue on two farm reform associated Bills in Rajya Sabha on Sunday.
Ongoing agitation of farmers from the 2 states was the dominating references by the audio system, each from the BJP and the opposition events.
The stand out was the sharp exchanges by Congress’ MP from Punjab Partap Singh Bajwa, who initiated the dialogue on the Bills from the Opposition and Bhupender Singh Yadav of the BJP, who’s a local of Haryana however elected to the House from Rajasthan.
Yadav was the primary speaker from the BJP instantly after Bajwa’s flip.
Flaunting his credentials as a speaker on agriculture associated points, Bajwa stated he’s a son of a farmer and therefore, was conversant with grievances of farming group. He stated farmers of Haryana, Punjab and western UP are agitated in opposition to the Bills and see them as an “attack on their conscience”.
Yadav countered Bajwa by means of his opening salvo saying he has dyed-in-the-wool “kisan” parentage, and a local of Haryana.
Referring to Bajwa’s reference to agitation of farmers of Punjab relating to the Bills, he stated an identical bogey was raised within the seventies within the state in opposition to the enduring Bhakra Dam, which emerged because the life-line of the state.
“Bogey was raised that electricity would be squeezed out of water from Punjab’s river from the dam to sap it of its power,” Yadav stated.
He stated the Congress is within the behavior of indulging doublespeak and spreading negativity, and on this context he referred to anti-CAA agitation.
He additional stated a high-powered committee was constituted by the Manmohan Singh authorities with the then Haryana Chief Minister BS Hooda to suggest measures to boost farmers’ earnings.
The committee had additionally really helpful measures to permit farmers to promote produce outdoors the mandis.
BJP member from UP Surendra Nagar stated the Bills will enable farmers to promote their produce at anywhere within the nation.
Due to the current restrictions the farmers of Haryana can not promote their jaggery within the markets of Bihar the place their produce will fetch a greater worth, Nagar stated, pitching in along with his hereditary affiliation with agriculture.
Naresh Gujral of the SAD stated his occasion opposed the Bills as they had been in opposition to the curiosity of farmers of the state, who’ve contributed to the progress and meals safety of the nation.
SS Dhindsa, who floated a brand new Akali Dal after parting methods with Badals-led SAD, stated jawans from Punjab who fought for the nation’s safety on the borders had been sons of farmers.
AAP member Sushil Gupta additionally pitched himself as a local of Haryana. He cautioned the federal government that the farmers of the state is not going to forgive it.