Eastern Times: December 19, 2020, New Delhi: The two parties from Uttar Pradesh – Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party on Saturday hit out at BJP over the farmers’ protest against the farm laws.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav called the contentious laws a clamp for the farmers. “The BJP didn’t allow the farmers to have the slightest idea of the farm laws before making them.
Now, they are pretending to make them understand the benefits of the legislations by holding farmers’ convention,” he said.
“The truth is the farmers will really benefit only after the implementation of the Swaminathan report,” Yadav said. “Only then, the farmers’ income will double.”
In a tweet on Saturday, BSP chief Mayawati said: “The central government should adopt a sympathetic approach, and not be stubborn, while dealing with the protesting farmers and accept their demands. The BSP demands that the three new farm laws should be withdrawn.”