Diplomat Online :New Delhi/Punjab 12 Dec 2020, 01:25 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday cited a media report to claim that 11 farmers had died in the last 17 days. The former Congress president also asked how many more ‘sacrifices have to be made’ before the three agriculture sector laws will be repealed by the Centre.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav also tweet on Friday accused the BJP of adopting a “heartless attitude” towards the demands of farmers and said the global response to their protest has “deeply” hurt the image of India worldwide. His party has been backing the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three new farm laws.
“The BJP government is ignoring farmers by adopting a heartless attitude towards the justified demands of the agitators shivering on the streets. The global response that is coming to this has deeply hurt the democratic image of India worldwide. The BJP government should stop exploiting those who feed us,” Yadav said in a tweet.