PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Mumbai, Jan it The Shiv Sena Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Moth to honour the sen-timents of protesting farmers and scrap new controversial farm laws, and said he will grow bigger in stature by doing so. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Sa.amanal also accused the Centre of trying to end the farmers
‘ protest by using the Supreme Court as the front. The SC Tuesday stayed the im-plementation of the new farm laws fill further orders and decided to set up a four- member committee to re-solve the impasse between the Centre and farmers’
unions protest-ing at Delhi borders. The editorial said the deadlock over the issue continues despite the SC’s decision, and noted that the farmers’ bodies have rejected the committee’s four members as they allegedly supported the farm laws earlier Prime Minister Modi should welcome the protest and the courage of farmers
. (He) should scrap the laws honouring the sentiments of farmers. Modi will grow bigger than what he is today. Grow bigger Modi! the Marathi publication said. The sentiments of farmers need to be understood if the govern-ment wants the situation not to deteriorate furthez it said, referring to the tractor rally planned by farm-
ers bodies in Delhi on January 26. It claimed that 60 to 65 farmers have made sacrificed their lives in the protest so fai and the country has not seen such a disciplined ag-itation till now after Independence. The editorial also termed as shocking the Centre’s claim before the Supreme Court that Ithalistanis’ have infiltrated the farmers’
protest It is also the government’s fail-ure if Ithalistanis have infiltrated the protest. The government does not want to end the protest and wants to play politics by giving the agitation a colour of treason, it al-leged. It claimed the government will block farmers by lifting the stay on the implementation of the laws once protesters at the Singhu bor-der (near Delhi) return home.
Hence, what has to happen will happen only now. The farmers’ bod-ies are in a ‘do or die’ mood, it said. The Marathi daily also asked if ‘Ails of farmers will be labelled as_c anti-national if they are not going `- to accept the Supreme Court’s de-cision. The SC stayed the implementation of new farm laws till further orders and decided to set up a 4-member panel to resolve the impasse