Published by: Jeet Kumar
Updated Thu, 14 Oct 2021 01:04 AM IST
Sitharaman said, in fact, this whole matter is being made a means to fulfill only political interests and farmers are its pawn.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
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He said, your question is right and I give you the answer of the country, not the Modi government. In India such cases happen in many states and we condemn all. Being in the government, it is our responsibility to take cognizance of every such incident and take action as per law after investigation.
Modi government is not going to sit silent. Union Minister’s son Ashish Mishra has been arrested. The law will take its course. Sitharaman said, but it is necessary that similar promptness should be shown on all incidents of such violence and not just by looking at the state governments. I appeal to you, Dr. Amartya Sen and others who know India to learn to raise their voice on every such incident.
On the question related to farmers’ agitation regarding agricultural laws, Nirmala said, “For a long time many parliamentary committees were deliberating on the law that the government has brought.
Many political parties have also mentioned this in their election manifestos. But our government also made these laws and got them passed after detailed discussion in the house. Then no one opposed it and now there are demonstrations about it. Sitharaman said, in fact, this whole matter is being made a means to fulfill only political interests and farmers are its pawn.