Protests over farm laws: Frustration of one party behind politics of opposition, says Narendra Modi

The prime minister said by opposing reformative steps by the Centre, such forces were making themselves socially irrelevant in the country

Press Trust of India September 29, 2020 16:16:14 IST
Protests over farm laws: Frustration of one party behind politics of opposition, says Narendra Modi

File image of Narendra Modi. PTI

Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on those opposing the farm reform bills, saying they do not want farmers to have the freedom of selling their produce in the open market.

Without naming the Congress, he said the frustration of a party, which ruled for four generations, was at the root of this politics of opposition for opposition's sake.

The prime minister was speaking at the launch of mega projects in Uttarakhand via video conference.

The Opposition has got just one way of doing politics and that is by opposing, he said, adding those protesting farm bills are favouring middlemen.

The prime minister said by opposing big reformative steps by the Centre, such forces were making themselves socially irrelevant in the country.

Modi said said one party has opposed everything from Jan Dhan accounts, GST, One Rank One Pension, Rafale, Statue of Unity, 10 percent reservation for the poor to celebration of 26 November as Samvidhan Diwas.

"Frustration of a party which has ended up riding the shoulders of others despite wielding power for four generations is behind this politics of opposition, Modi said.

The Congress and some other Opposition parties have been protesting against the new farm laws.

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