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Farm laws repealed, celebration erupts among farmers, Opposition parties

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New Delhi: Celebrations erupted following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Friday morning that the three controversial farm laws would be repealed. At Ghazipur and Singhu borders, farmers were seen bursting crackers, dancing and distributing jalebi.

Alongside, political leaders posted congratulatory messages for farmers on social media.

In a tweet in Hindi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated the farmers for their victory against injustice. He also tagged his tweet of January 14 where he had said, “Mark my words, the Govt will have to take back the anti-farm laws”.

Actor and social activist Sonu Sood tweeted, “This is wonderful news. Thank you @narendramodi ji, @PMOIndia, for taking back the farm laws. Thank you, farmers, for raising just demands through peaceful protests. Hope you will happily return to be with your families on the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji today.”

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “My heartfelt congratulations to every single farmer who fought relentlessly and were not fazed by the cruelty with which @BJP4India treated you. This is YOUR VICTORY! My deepest condolences to everyone who lost their loved ones in this fight.”

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “This day will be written in golden letters in India’s history like Independence Day, Republic Day. It’s the victory of democracy, not just farmers’. Govt made all efforts to disrupt anti-farm laws protest, called them Khalistani, terrorists, but farmers’ didn’t give up.”

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan was quoted as saying, “The repealing of 3 #FarmLaws is the victory of the legendary farmer’s strike. Indian farmers have written a great page in the history of class struggle for an egalitarian world. Greetings to farmers who fought tirelessly overcoming several challenges.”

 

BKU to continue agitation

PM Narendra Modi may have urged farmers to return home after he announced repealing of the farm laws, but Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait has made it clear that the agitation will continue until the laws are withdrawn in the Parliament.

“Farmers will continue to agitate until the laws are taken back in Parliament. MSP Guarantee Act has to be formed. This is a victory of farmers – dedicated to more than 750 farmers who died & to tribals, workers, women who became a part of this agitation,” Tikait said.

 

 

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