Sharad Pawar slammed the way the three agricultural laws, against which the farmers are protesting, were passed in Parliament apparently without much discussion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, he said, did not listen to the opposition when it demanded a debate, even though all top leaders were present in Parliament at the time.
This government is trying to destroy farmers. And you have shown by your strength that you can topple such a government, Mr Pawar said.
Referring to the protester’s plan to march to the Governor’s residence, he took potshots at Bhagat Singh Koshyari for heading to Goa, a state he holds additional charge of, at a time when the peasants were looking to submit a memorandum to him against the farm laws. “You all are going to the Governor. But Maharashtra has not seen such a Governor before. He has time to meet Kangana Ranaut but not farmers. He should have been here to speak to you but he is not,” the former Union Minister said.