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Ashok Gehlot targets Modi govt over farmer protests

NEW DELHI – Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot targeted the Centre on Sunday over the ongoing protests by peasant organisations and said farmers are on the streets because of the Narendra Modi government”s “way of suppressing the people”s voice rather than listening to them”. With his Congress party extending support to the ”Bharat Bandh” call by the farmers, Gehlot said that when party leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh took out a tractor rally in Punjab in support of the farmers, the Centre should have taken it seriously to avoid such a situation. “Due to the way the NDA government works, farmers across the country have come on the streets today and have declared a ”Bharat Bandh”. The Modi government has taken away all constitutional traditions and democratic methods. Dialogue is most important in a democracy, but the government did not talk to the state governments and farmers organization on the new agricultural laws,” he said in a statement.

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