Farm Laws: Shiv Sena Says BJP Fears Backlash in Upcoming UP & Punjab Polls

Catch all the live updates on the aftermath of PM Modi's announcement of the Centre repealing the farm laws here.

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Glad That the 3 Farm Bills Will be Repealed: US Congressman Andy Levin

US Congressmen Andy Levin took to social media on Friday and said he was "glad" to see that after more than a year of protests, the three farm bills in India were being repealed.

"This is proof that when workers stick together, they can defeat corporate interests and achieve progress - in India and around the world," he said in a tweet.

2:08 PM , 20 Nov

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Core Committee Meeting Currently Underway

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) core committee meeting is currently underway, reports ANI. The body is likely to decide the future course of action for the protesting farmers.

1:01 PM , 20 Nov

'Defeat of Arrogance of Power': Shiv Sena on BJP's Farm Laws Repeal Decision

Shiv Sena calls the Centre's decision to repeal the three contentious farm laws as "defeat of arrogance of power". The party says that the decision has been taken as the BJP fears a backlash in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Punjab Assembly polls.

12:16 PM , 20 Nov

Varun Gandhi Writes to PM Modi

BJP MP Varun Gandhi writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says government must accept farmers' demand of statutory guarantee of MSP in the interest of nation. Asks PM Modi to quash all politically motivated false FIRs against protesting farmers.

10:48 AM , 20 Nov

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, 19 November, while addressing the nation on the occasion of Gurpurab, announced that his government had decided to repeal the three contentious farm laws.

"Maybe something was lacking in our 'tapasya,' which is why we could not convince some farmers about the laws. So we have decided to repeal the three farm laws," he said.

PM Modi added that the three laws would be repealed in the upcoming session of Parliament, which is likely to start on 29 November, and asked protesting farmers to call off their agitation and return to their homes.

Following the PM's announcement, reactions flowed in from politicians, actors and others, who congratulated the farmers on their successful agitation against the laws.

  • Congress to observe 'Kisan Vijay Diwas' today

  • SKM Core Committee Meeting Currently Underway

  • BJP MP Varun Gandhi Writes to PM Modi

  • British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and US Congressman Andy Levin welcomed the Indian government's decision

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Published: 20 Nov 2021, 10:48 AM IST
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