For a year and a half, the decision which has been termed as a bold step in agrarian reform, has been ignored by the united opposition and the demands of the peasantry of the country. This is not a story of change of heart from Chandashoka to Dharmashoka. The party’s political message is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 180-degree turnout and the repeal of three controversial agricultural laws, which are rooted in the fear of losing ground in the whole of northern India, including Uttar Pradesh.
Therefore, in a speech to the nation, the Prime Minister apologized and said that he was faithful to his and the government’s ‘honesty’ and said, I am withdrawing three agricultural laws apologizing with a clear heart. ‘
For the first time, Modi apologized for shouldering the burden of grief due to Kovid. Yesterday was Friday for the second time at seven o’clock in the morning. But even that apology could not save him from criticism. The question is, why is it so late? Why wait for the sacrifice of 800 farmers?
The answer lies in the political implications of the possibility of him becoming prime minister for the third time in two years.
In June last year, the Modi government issued three ordinances under the Covid situation to reform agriculture. In September, three bills became law without any discussion in the Parliament. The Prime Minister also refused to send the bills to the Parliamentary Standing Committee, demanding further discussions. He also ignored the peasant movement in the country. What he wanted to do with the majority in Parliament, the peasantry of the country not only stood against him, but also started the siege of Delhi in preparation for an indefinite period of struggle. In those days, more than 40 organizations came under one umbrella. United Kisan Morcha has been formed. But Modi was steadfast, steadfast. I am determined not to move a hair from the decision.
Not only that, the ruling BJP has not made any mistake in trying to break the morale and unity of the farmers. The ruling party did not hesitate to call Punjab-Haryana farmers ‘traitors’ and ‘Khalistanis’ as they joined the blockade near Delhi. On the one hand, administrative repression, unspeakable police brutality, on the other hand, attempts are being made to break the peasant unity by filing cases under different sections. This has been the government policy for a year and a half. On the other hand, the peasants were also steadfast. They refused to back down from their promise to continue the movement until the three laws were repealed. Finally, after a year and a half, it was their sweet victory. However, despite that victory, they are not without doubts. After the dramatic announcement of the Prime Minister, the United Kisan Morcha said in a statement that they are not forgetting only the word of mouth. They will not raise blockade and movement till the law is repealed in the parliament. Waiting so long. Wait a few more days.
This lack of trust has never been seen before in Indian politics. In that sense, it is also unprecedented. The Prime Minister has apologized, but no one understands the politics of the vote. That is why the leaders of different parties have mocked that politics. And the peasant leaders said that they want to see the attitude of the government towards those who have been martyred, against whom there are heaps of cases, those who are stuck in jails. The fight is not over at all.
Politics is growing with an apology or a change of heart, on which the future of the Modi government hangs. The leaders of the party have given that signal of politics. So Modi made a secret decision without letting the crows know. The decision to address the nation was announced yesterday at 9.45 am. In exactly nine-fifteen minutes of speech, Modi himself became the messenger of bowing his head. Then he went on a tour of Uttar Pradesh. The various internal reports of the party are of course the catalyst for Modi’s decision.
The BJP’s results in the recent by-elections have been disappointing. They have lost all four seats in Himachal Pradesh to the Congress. Haryana came third in the by-elections. In Rajasthan, the Congress lost two seats. The Congress has snatched Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka one by one. Dadra-Nagar Haveli lost to Shiv Sena. In the meantime, the party leaders have presented a chaotic picture of Uttar Pradesh. In a state where the prime minister has won, where 312 of the 404 assembly seats are held by the BJP, party leaders fear losing two-thirds of the seats. That is why Home Minister Amit Shah had to say in a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh that if Uttar Pradesh does not win, it will be difficult for Modi to become the Prime Minister in 2024. The peasant movement, the party leaders did not hesitate to inform directly that the main reason for this possible catastrophe.
The peasant movement is most prevalent in the western part of Uttar Pradesh. Out of the total 104 assembly constituencies in this constituency, BJP holds about 75 seats. This was possible due to the break up of the alliance between the Jats and the Muslim peasants. After the riots in Muzaffarnagar in 2013, the faces of Jats and Muslims stopped seeing each other. The BJP got its result. The peasant movement has added to that disintegration. Not only that, the unity of Muslims and Jats that disobeyed Charan Singh-Ajit Singh-Jayant Chowdhury’s Lok Dal in the region, has come back again. Akhilesh Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party and Jayant Chowdhury’s Lok Dal have formed an alliance. As a result, BJP has made a mistake. Added to this is the anger of Brahmins and Dalits against the administration of Aditya Nath. In the last four and a half years, Chief Minister Aditya Nath has not been able to do anything in the social field that is enough to fill his ballot box. Rather, the (Kshatriya) apathy towards one’s own caste has helped others to turn away. In this situation, the Prime Minister had no choice but to make such a fuss over the farmers’ wounds. Countries such as Britain, Canada, United States; In person are singer Rihanna, environmentalist Greta Thunberg, Bonzhi Meena Harris, lawyer for U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris; Although human rights group Amnesty International warned the government about the peasant movement, Modi did not listen. This time the vote was forced to say big bad.
How far its waves will go, the answer is in the womb of the future. Farmer leaders are currently enjoying the victory. The second Diwali was celebrated at the Delhi border yesterday. In the light of this, the farmers’ leaders have said that the repeal of the law is not everything, their second goal is to get legal recognition of the minimum support price of the crop. Will this decision alleviate the growing trust and confidence of farmers with Prime Minister Modi over the past year and a half? This political question has become bigger after the shocking political decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.