The Rashtriya Loktantrik party, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata party, on Sunday supported the agitation of the peasants. RLP MP Hanuman Beniwal said in a video message posted on Twitter that he will also call on the NDA to help from December 9 if the government does not solve the problems facing farmers.
Beniwal said in his video message: “We decided very early on which side to choose. Farmers want these laws repealed. If the prime minister wants to help farmers, he should implement the measures suggested in the Swaminathan Commission Report. ”
He also called the recently passed bill “black law” and said that after December 8, RLP officials will hold a meeting to decide whether they want to continue extending their support to the NDA-led government.
Beniwal said, “We fully support the call made by the farming groups to Bharat Bandh. I also urge the RLP staff to participate peacefully in Bandh and expand support for farmers.”
The Rashtriya Loktantrik party had earlier asked the center to alleviate concerns about newly approved farm bills. Rajasthan’s political party was formed in 2018 by parliamentarian Hanuman Beniwal Nagaur. He was the head of the BJP first.
Beniwal asked Interior Minister Amit Shah on November 30 to reconsider the recently passed laws or else the RLP will have to rethink its ties with the BJP. He said: “Today, I have written to Shah that if the laws are not withdrawn, we will reconsider our alliance with the NDA.”
He also said that he would not hesitate to go to Delhi. He added: “We are with farmers and if necessary we will go to Delhi. PM and Shah should hold talks with farmers and provide space for dharna in the capital. If farmers are abused, farmers across the country will be on the streets in Delhi gherao.”
Earlier, Shiromani Akali Dal left the NDA coalition to approve farm bills. SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from his union ministry ending the two-decade relationship between the BJP and the SAD.
Farmers have called Bharat Bandh on December 8 asking the government to repeal the bills – Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Price Guarantee Agreement and Agricultural Services Bill; Farmers Trade and Trade (Promotion and Ease) Production Act; and the Basic Goods (Correction) Act.