Misconception That Only Punjab, Haryana Farmers Against Farm Laws: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren
Raising questions over the Centre's offer to suspend the farm laws instead of repealing them, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said the government is under a "misconception" that only the farmers of Punjab and Haryana are in this "battle" and asserted that tillers across the country want the scrapping of the "repressive" legislations.
He said that if the farmers' agitation is not dealt with empathetically by the government, it will soon spread to different parts of the country.
In an interview with PTI, Mr Soren also said the impasse between the government and the farmers over the new agri laws was tarnishing India's image at international forums.
After making the farmers suffer on the streets for months, the central government has suggested to suspend the three contentious farm laws for one and half years instead of repealing them completely, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) executive president said.