Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is amongst a number of leaders who tweeted minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced that the three farm legal guidelines launched final yr might be cancelled.
The announcement on Guru Nanak Jayanti was greeted with a lot reward in Punjab and Haryana, whose farmers have been protesting towards the three farm legal guidelines launched amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Gandhi, whose occasion is a fierce critic of the farm legal guidelines introduced underneath controversial circumstances, appeared to lose no time in taking a swipe at PM Modi over the announcement to cancel the farm legal guidelines.
“The nation’s farmers have defeated conceitedness with their satyagraha. Jai Hindi, Jai Hindi’s farmers,” Mr Gandhi tweeted, together with an outdated tweet from January this yr the place he mentioned, “Mark my phrases, the federal government must take again the anti-farm legal guidelines.”
Different leaders of opposition events within the central degree additionally tweeted to congratulate farmers – and take a swipe on the Modi authorities.
“Conceitedness loses. From hubris to in your knees,” Trinamool Congress MP Derek O-Brien tweeted, with out naming everybody.
The farmers who’ve been tenting on the outskirts of Delhi for a yr had insisted they’d not name off the protest until all of the three legal guidelines had been withdrawn. They’ve alleged the brand new legal guidelines would give energy to non-public arms to regulate the farm sector. The federal government denied this allegation and had even provided to amend the legal guidelines. It had identified the legal guidelines would minimize out middlemen. However the farmers caught on with nothing lower than full repeal of the legal guidelines.