The Trinamool Congress has accused the BJP of selling the rights of farmers to corporate houses through agricultural laws. The party accused them of passing it without consulting the stakeholders, terming it a cruel law.
Party sources said the TMC delegation would meet the protesting farmers. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who went on a 26-day hunger strike in Singur against taking land from farmers in 2006, has expressed support for farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws.
Mamta tweeted, '14 years ago, I took a 26-day hunger strike against forcibly taking away the land of farmers. It is worth mentioning that on Thursday, Banerjee had warned that if the agricultural laws are not withdrawn, a nationwide movement will be launched.
Mamta talks to farmers on phone, announces to take to the streets from next week
Showing solidarity towards the farmers, Mamta spoke on the phone to various farmer organizations on the Singhu border. At the same time, he announced to perform on the streets from next week in support of farmers in West Bengal. Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien spent four hours with the protesting farmers on the Singhu border on Friday and got Mamta to talk to the farmers from there.
The Trinamool Congress has accused the BJP of selling the rights of farmers to corporate houses through agricultural laws. The party termed them as cruel laws, accusing them of passing without consulting the stakeholders.