Chennai: Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh said the Centre must keep the three new farm laws in abeyance for one and a half years and challenged the ruling BJP to discuss and debate it with him clause by clause.
He was speaking at a press conference called to announce the holding of ‘kisan mahapanchayats’ (deliberative congregations) in Delanpur in Ratlam on 4 March, followed by Digthan in Dhar, in Badnagar in Ujjain and Shajapur on 5 March, and in Shyampur in Sehore on 6 March.
He said the ‘kisan mahapanchayats’ will be apolitical events and those attending will carry national flags and not ones associated with parties or outfits.
“If the government is serious about farmers, it must bring an ordinance to hold in abeyance the three agriculture laws for one-and-a-half years. For three months, farmers have been protesting, but no solution could be found due to the arrogance of the Central government”, Singh said.