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BJP MP Varun Gandhi Requests PM Modi To Quash False FIRs Against Farmers

He also asked Modi to "immediately make a decision on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and other issues".

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Bharatiya Janata Party MP Varun Gandhi, on Saturday, 20 November, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to "quash all politically motivated false FIRs against protesting farmers."

This comes a day after Modi announced that his government had decided to repeal the three contentious farm laws.

"All politically motivated false FIRs that have been registered as weapons of harassment against our farmers during this movement must be immediately quashed," he said in the letter.

He also asked Modi to "immediately make a decision on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and other issues" so that the farmers could end their agitation and return to their respective homes.

"Government must accept farmers' demand of statutory guarantee of MSP in the interest of nation," Gandhi wrote in his letter.

"This (farmers') movement will not end without the resolution of this demand and there will be widespread anger amongst them, which will continue to emerge in one form or the other. Therefore, it is very important for the farmers to get the statutory guarantee of MSP for their crops."

While Gandhi thanked the prime minister for this "large-heartedness in announcing that these three laws will be repealed", he reminded him that "more than 700 of our farmer brothers and sisters have been martyred in this movement, as they peacefully protested in extremely difficult and hostile conditions."

"I believe that if this decision had been taken earlier, all these innocent lives would not have been lost," he added.

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He also asked Modi to express condolences to the families of the deceased farmers and announce a compensation of Rs 1 crore each for them.

Gandhi also asked Modi to take strict action against Union minister Ajay Misra Teni, whose son Ashish Misra was the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence where four farmers were killed after being allegedly mowed down by the BJP minister's son.

"This heartbreaking incident is a blemish on our democracy. It is my request to you that appropriately strict action is taken against the Union Minister who has been connected to this incident, so that there is a fair enquiry," the BJP MP has written in the letter.

Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval are scheduled to attend the 56th Conference of Director Generals of Police (DGP) and Inspector Generals of Police (IGP) in Lucknow on 20 and 21 November, NDTV reported.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI and NDTV.)

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