The Prime Minister’s announcement to withdraw the three farm laws was welcomed by the opposition. Congress called it a win for the farmers of the nation.
“The country’s farmers have defeated arrogance with their satyagraha. Jai Hindi, Jai Hindi’s farmers,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted, along with an old tweet from January this year where he said, “Mark my words, the government will have to take back the anti-farm laws.”
Haryana cabinet minister Anil Vij was among the first to hail the decision. “All farmer organizations should express their gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and immediately lift their dharna and go to their homes and start their regular work,” he tweeted.
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu hailed the “sacrifice” of the farmers and called the move “a step in the right direction”.
“Repealing of black laws a step in the right direction …. Satyagrah of Kisan morcha gets historic success…. You’re sacrifice has paid dividends…. Revival of farming in Punjab through a road map should be the top priority for the Pb govt ….accolades,” he tweeted.
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said the “martyrdom” of “over 700 farmers” who died during the protests will always be remembered. “The coming generations will remember how the farmers of my country risked their lives to protect farmers and farming,” he said.