Mangaluru: Former minister and MLA U T Khader on Friday January 22 said that this new farm law that the union government is trying to implement is anti-national and anti-people and will ultimately become a threat to the people of India.
Addressing a press meet at Congress Bhavan in Mangaluru he said that the the BJP-led union government is trying to curb the farmers’ protest, as the British curbed the freedom struggle during the pre-Independence struggle by canning and using water cannon against the freedom fighters. He commented that citizens who are true patriots should oppose this law which will affect the minimum support price for farmers and will also result in shortage of food grains for Public Distribution System. He expressed how the aftereffects of this law will even lead to an increase in the price of food grains.
While quoting Swami Vivekananda, Khader said, the neglect of masses would lead to downfall of the government. “As Congress is the voice of the people, we are supporting the cause and protests will be held in taluk levels,” he said.
Speaking on other issues he said, “How teachers can complete 90% syllabus in a span of five to six months. The teachers and students are in confusion. This will also affect students who are pursuing class 10. The government has no vision in this regard. The government has failed to appoint guest faculty at schools and colleges. After BJP government came to power, a single guest faculty has not been appointed.”
The district Congress president Harish Kumar said that the congress will hold protests at the taluks of the districts in support of the farmers’ protest.