Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 27
Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu today launched a scathing attack on the Centre for “stubbornness” over the farm laws, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his entire Cabinet should sleep on the floor till the time the protesting farmers were out in the cold.
Addressing reporters at a press conference held after Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar accused the AICC of ignoring their own Punjab leaders sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar for 20 days over the farm laws, Bittu said the farmers would consider trusting the PM if he repealed at least two of the three controversial laws before the December 29 meet with the unions.
“The government should stop being so obstinate and should repeal the electricity amendment Act and the one on penalising stubble burning,” Bittu said. He was accompanied by Khadoor Sahib MP JS Gill and Punjab Congress MLAs Kulbir Zira and Ravinder Amla, who have been staging a dharna at Jantar Mantar for days in support of farmers.
Bittu said the farmers were very unhappy and their sons who were guarding the borders were “asking daily when the PM would send their parents home. He accused the government of leaving farmers in the lurch — “you don’t want to let him live or die,” he said, asking the PM to sleep on the floor while farmers agitated on Delhi.