Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, November 24
The CPM general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, today said his party’s main objective was to keep BJP away from Punjab in the 2022 Assembly elections.
Yechury was talking to the mediapersons during the party’s state-level conference at Embassy Palace here.
Yechury said the farmers were not getting the minimum support price on all crops and supported their demand for a legal guarantee on the MSP.
He said the CPI(M) would support the farmers’ demand for the MSP in the upcoming Parliament session.
The senior leader also said the Modi government’s policies were not in favour of country’s development.
He said the farmers won after nearly one year of peaceful protest. It is the first time after Independence that the country witnessed a long and peaceful protest, he said.
Sharing his opinion on the reasons behind Modi government’s decision to repeal farm laws, Yechury said the BJP recently faced defeat in by-elections in different states and now they were afraid of facing defeat in the upcoming UP poll.
He said if BJP loses in UP, it would have to face many difficulties in the process for the election of the President of the country.
The government understood after one year that the farmers would never step back and continue their agitation against the farm laws, he said.
CPI(M)’s two-day state-level conference began here today.
Yechury said such conferences would be held in all the states across the country and the party would make its strategy after reviewing the works done in the past.
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