Upping the ante against the BJP-led central government ahead of the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh, which his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is contesting for the first time, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the three new agriculture laws as “death warrant for farmers”.
Addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut, the CM said it had been more than three months since farmers had been protesting on the Delhi borders without caring for their lives and health because the Centre wants to hand over their land to its “capitalist friends”. “The farmers who own the land today will become labourers on their own lands after the implementation of these laws,” he claimed. More than 250 farmers have died but the Centre has done nothing, he added.
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