Eastern Times: December 19, 2020, New Delhi: The protesting farmers have written two hard hitting open letters on Saturday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in reply to the 8-page open letter written by Tomar on Friday and the PM’s address during a farmers’ rally in Madhya Pradesh.
Accusing the Prime Minister of spreading misinformation by saying that the protesting farmers are being misled and misguided by opposition parties, that they are misrepresenting the legislation, during his speech in Raysen, Madhya Pradesh, the AIKSCC has said, “The kind of attack that you have mounted on the farmers over the last two days proves that you have no sympathy for the demands of the farmers and their agitation.
You have been spreading misinformation about the farmers’ protests saying that whatever issues have been raised by the protestors have been addressed and that the ongoing agitation is being run on the behest of opposition parties.”
“It seems that you have changed your intention on resolving the problems being faced by the farmers and all the charges made by you are baseless,” the letter signed by the Working Group of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), said.
The letter to the PM says, “In fact, you (PM) are the one who it seems to be misinformed…and hence you should focus on these facts…” which have been listed out.
While the two letters have accused the PM, Tomar, other ministers and many members of the ruling BJP of trying to discredit the protesting farmers and their movement, the farmers have made it clear that they believe that the three laws will only ensure that farmers lose their land and livelihood and hence they will not take back their demand for a repeal of the law.