New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of trying to snatch land from farmers to hand it over to the “super rich”.
Addressing a rally of thousands in the heart of the capital, the Aam Aadmi Party leader also said that his party would organise farmers all over the country on the issue.
Modi had betrayed the trust of the farmers after taking their vote and forming a government, Kejriwal told the protesters.
When the farming community voted for Modi in the Lok Sabha election, they were confident that he would be able to end suicides by farmers.
“But today farmers have realized that this is not a government of farmers, it is a government of anti-farmers,” he said to loud cheers.
“This is ‘super amiron ki sarkar (a government of the super rich).”
Kejriwal questioned the need to enact an ordinance to make land takeover easy.
“What is the urgency? Is there a big emergency? What is the compulsion? Our farmers want to know.”
The chief minister said farmers all over the country were protesting against the land bill.
He declared that he would not allow land to be taken away from farmers in Delhi without their consent.
Farmers would stop killing themselves in the country only when farming was made profitable, the chief minister said.
He also said he would write to all the chief ministers on the issue.