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Jammu: Asserting that the Narendra Modi-led central government cannot displease majority population of the farmers to please handful of corporates, J and K Congress on Tuesday said that the land ordinance will prove to be the biggest trigger for the prime minister’s down fall.
“Land ordinance will be the biggest trigger for Modi’s downfall. You cannot displease 67 per cent of the population who are farmers to please a handful of corporates, whom PM is beholden to,” Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and former minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said today.
Jora said, “The corporate houses, some of whom own big media houses, helped catapult Modi in the Prime Minister’s chair 10 months ago. The media blitzkrieg and the lavish campaign that BJP launched were all thanks to these corporate friends.”
“Since it is payback time, prime minister cannot but bring the land ordinances, one after another. His friends are demanding their pound of flesh. Otherwise, how does one explain the need for ordinance without operationalising the 2013 Right to Fair Compensation and Rehabilitation Act”, he said.
Jora said that this Act, which was the collective effort of all the political parties, was enacted after thorough discussion in the parliament.
“The amendments proposed by BJP were accepted, the bill went through all the legislative processes including scrutiny and due diligence of the select committee. Then, what necessitated an ordinance,” he asked.
“The PM forgets that it was mainly the farmers who put him in the hot seat and it will be the same farmers to oust him from the seat come 2019”, said Jora.
“Prime Minister Modi may manage to bulldoze the ordinance as a bill through a joint session of the parliament but the impact this will have on the farmers of the country will be unimaginable” said Jora.
The former minister said, “This is a pivot on which the Congress party and the opposition will hang on to in the coming elections building up a tempo to 2019 when this government will be unseated”.
CLP leader added that the success of the Kisan Khet Mazdoor Rally followed by the all-out attack by Rahul Gandhi in the parliament is a clear indication that the Congress party will not let go of this opportunity and will fight for the farmers of the country as never before.
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