Withdrawal of farm laws impelled by 'fear of elections', says Chidambaram : The Tribune India

Withdrawal of farm laws impelled by 'fear of elections', says Chidambaram

Says what cannot be achieved by democratic protests can be achieved by the fear of impending elections

Withdrawal of farm laws impelled by 'fear of elections', says Chidambaram

P Chidambaram. PTI file



New Delhi, November 19

Calling the Centre's decision to repeal the farm laws as a "great victory for the farmers and the Congress", senior party leader P Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the government, saying the move was not inspired by a change of heart but impelled by "fear of elections".

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His remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation this morning, announced that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were at the centre of protests by farmers for the past year.

"What cannot be achieved by democratic protests can be achieved by the fear of impending elections!" Chidambaram tweeted.

The PM's announcement on the withdrawal of the three farm laws is not inspired by a change of policy or a change of heart. It is impelled by "fear of elections", the Congress leader charged in a series of tweets.

"Anyway, it is a great victory for the farmers and for the Congress party which was unwavering in its opposition to the farm laws," Chidambaram said. PTI

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