Farmers victorious: Congress, AAP welcome decision on farm laws in Patiala

Around 700 farmers lost their lives during agitation, 21 were from Sanour Assembly segment

Farmers victorious: Congress, AAP welcome decision on farm laws in Patiala

Sanour Congress leader Harry Mann welcomes the announcement made by the PM, in Patiala on Friday. Photos: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 19

Senior Congress leader Harinderpal Singh Harry Mann, halka in-charge, Sanour, has welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal the three farm laws on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Members of the Kirti Kisan Union celebrate the victory of farmers.

Mann congratulated the agitating farmer organisations on momentous decision of the cancellation of the laws. He said if Prime Minister Modi had taken this decision earlier, hundreds of precious lives would have been saved.

Around 700 farmers have lost their lives during one of the longest protests in the Indian history.

Mann claimed that he had vowed not to do any election campaign until the three farm laws were repealed. “Around 21 farmers from the Sanour Assembly constituency have lost their lives in the protest. The government has given a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the grieved families and a government job to one of their family members,” said Mann.

He said equipment and machinery were also provided to the farmers, who lost their assets during farmers’ protest.

Mann said, “Kisan Bhawans have also been constructed at the cost of about Rs 30 lakh each in Safedda, Daun Kalan and Nogawan villages in memory of the farmers who lost their lives during the protest”.

BJP celebrates decision

Amid the celebrations by different farm unions and political parties, BJP leaders from the city celebrated the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal the three farm laws. Patiala Urban BJP president Harinder Kohli, along with party workers, distributed sweets soon after the announcement.

The decision has proved that farmers and common people have been priority of the BJP. He said, “The decision of repealing the farm laws is the testimony of BJP’s big heart. PM Modi has and will always take decisions in favour of the farmers and common people,” he added.

AAP distributes sweets

AAP workers distribute laddoos in Patiala on Friday.

Local leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here today distributed sweets and celebrated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of repealing the three contentious farm laws. AAP leaders Kundan Gogia, Simranpreet Singh, Rajinder Mohan, Sushil Midha and others gathered at the Anardana Chowk and celebrated the ‘victory’.

Kundan Gogia said the Central Government bowed down before the year-long protest by the farmers. They pointed out that many farmers had laid down their lives during the protest. “They will be remembered by the future generations as they laid their lives for the sake of farming”, the leaders pointed out.

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