Rakesh Tikait said that the protests will continue on issues pertaining to guaranteed Minimum Support Price (MSP), non-payment of dues to sugarcane farmers, Lakhimpur Kheri incident among others
The worry is that after this decision, the possibility of serious debate among stakeholders and political parties on farms reforms with which they have grappled for years, if not decades, is unlikely to happen in the near future.
Those who say the decision is driven by political considerations are missing the central point that the BJP has never been politically strong enough to stake political power in Punjab.
Opinion | Five reasons why PM Modi's rollback of farm laws is politically noxious and logically unjustifiable
It had taken considerable moral courage for the Modi government to take on vested interests in the most difficult of sectors where no meaningful reforms had taken place since Independence. The question, therefore, must be asked: to what end?
Leaders such as Rakesh Tikait, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Gurnam Singh Chaduni guided and shaped the nationwide movement against against the three farm laws, which the government agreed to repeal on Friday
The former chief minister said that the government should pay a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to each of the family of the farmers who were 'martyred' during the protests
Revelries erupted at Ghazipur and Tikri border after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his government would be withdrawing the contentious legislations
Narendra Modi's decision to withdraw farm laws could reap rich dividends for BJP ahead of Punjab and UP polls
Government sources say the farm laws were repealed in “national interest” as pro-Khalistan groups were looking to exploit the farmers’ protest.
He also stressed that the government should talk to farmers over the issue of minimum support price (MSP) of crops and other matters
Centre to repeal all three farm laws: 'Big win for us', say farmers, 'victory against injustice', tweets Congress
'A victory against injustice,' said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as he lauded the relentless efforts by the farmers of the country
This comes almost one year after farmers sat in protest against the three controversial legislations in Delhi and across the country. The prime minister said that the laws will be repealed by the end of the month in the Winter Session of Parliament
The Centre has increased the powers of the BSF by increasing its jurisdiction in poll-bound Punjab by up to 50 km from the international border
Five militants killed in Shopian in separate encounters in J&K; two cases of targeted killings solved, says police
A police spokesperson said two of the four recent cases of target killings in Srinagar and Bandipora have been solved with the elimination of the terrorists involved in these incidents
The National Statistical Office, the official agency of the government, on 31 August, had said the real GDP growth for the first quarter of 2021-22 was at 20.1 percent.
India's strong response came after Islamabad's envoy to the UN raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and spoke about the late pro-Pakistan leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in his remarks to the General Assembly
Congress accuses BJP-led dispensation of misusing Pegasus to being down elected Karnataka government
Demanding a court-monitored inquiry, Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge questioned if governments in Madhya Pradesh, Manipur and Goa were also toppled using the spyware
BJP leaders hit back at the Congress leader and said that Gandhi should get out of social media and work on the ground and should speak to CMs of Congress-ruled states about alleged irregularities in COVID vaccination programme
India's courts have meanwhile become increasingly vocal critics of the Modi government's handling of the crisis.
FM's interview to Network18: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals NDA govt's macroeconomic philosophy and road ahead
To a question on whether 11% GDP growth and a V-shaped recovery is achievable and if so, sustainable of the next few years, Nirmala Sitharaman said the economy doesn’t grow on the finance minister’s commands, it is the fruit of toil and vision of Indian citizens and her job as the minister is limited to removing the obstacles in that path
Centre extends disability compensation to all serving govt employees who suffer impairment in line of duty
The Centre has decided to extend 'Disability Compensation' for all serving government employees, if they get disabled in the line of duty and are retained in service in spite of such disablement, as part of its New Year announcements.