Khalistani, andolanjeevi: How Govt read it wrong, tries to lower Punjab heat
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Khalistani, andolanjeevi: How Govt read it wrong, tries to lower Punjab heat

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November 20, 2021

The decision to repeal the three farm laws marks the most significant step back by the Narendra Modi government since 2014 and has its roots in the way it misread – and framed – the groundswell against the laws in Punjab since last summer.


New Delhi, 20 November 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, The laws heralded key structural reforms but the Government and the party brought to it its characteristic “you are with us or you are with the enemy” approach. So much so that it let its ally of almost 24 years, Akali Dal, walk away in September 2020 as it pushed the legislation through Parliament. And discounted any possibility that it may need to do political spadework, especially in Punjab where farmers, because of their circumstances, would be most affected. An illustrative comment came from Principal Economic Advisor to the Government Sanjeev Sanyal who said that the reforms freed the farmers not just from the licence-permit raj but from 700 years of exploitation set into motion by Alauddin Khilji.

Source - The Indian Express

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