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Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa lambasts union government for NIA summons to farmers

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | January 17, 2021 03:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has slammed the Union Government over notices by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to the farmers and those lending support to the farmers protest.

The farmers who feed the entire nation with his blood, sweat and toil cannot be cowed down by such empty threats which would to be very costly for the ruling dispensation at New Delhi", quipped the Congress leader.

Pointing out further, Randhawa said that the notices by NIA are part of a devious ploy by the BJP Government to weaken the farmers movement being waged on the borders of Delhi. He also divulged that this is not the first time since the last six and half years tenure of the NDA Government that government agencies have been misused for political purposes. Terming the current period it as the darkest in the annals of India's democracy, he added that the constitutional institutions and independent Government agencies are being grossly undermined to achieve narrow political goals.

The Congress leader also said that the BJP employs strong arm tactics to browbeat its opponents into submission and now this new satanic move would prove to be a disaster. "The Congress party and the State Government would always standby the farmers and stoutly opposes such autocratic tactics", said Randhawa averring that there is no alternative left for the Centre except to repeal these black farm laws.

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