On Wednesday, Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) carried out protests outside the homes of 25 MPs in Rajasthan in support of farmers’ agitation, and against the Centre’s new farm laws.
In Jaipur, protests were carried outside the homes of BJP leaders and Jaipur City MP Ramcharan Bohra, Jaipur Rural MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, and outside Jaipur’s City Palace where Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari stays.
“We are outside the home of Jaipur City MP Ramcharan Bohra to support the farmers’ agitation. The MPs should come out of their AC homes and talk to the farmers, listen to their grievances,” Ramesh Kumar Bhati, NSUI state spokesperson, told India Today.
Farmers from different parts of the country, including Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi, had been agitating near the Singhu border and other parts against the farm laws brought by the Narendra Modi government.
“Farmers have been out on roads, agitating against farm laws brought by the central government. These leaders should listen to them,” Abhishek Chowdhary, NSUI state president, told India Today.
On Tuesday, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot had termed the Modi government’s invitation to farmer unions for talks “a step in the right direction, but taken too late”.
Gehlot mentioned that there is growing concern not only in India, but outside as well, regarding the farmers’ protest in the country. “Centre’s invitation to farmer unions for talks is a step in the right direction, but taken too late. There is growing concern not only in the country, but in other countries as well, where a sizable number of people of Indian-origin live. PM Modi ji must take the lead to resolve this impasse. Farmers’ genuine demands must be met,” Gehlot had said.
Meanwhile, Congress had asked the party-ruled states to consider bringing in laws to make agriculture related laws, brought by the Centre, as void.