Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the choice to repeal the three farm legal guidelines on Friday as a “historic day” in Indian historical past, akin to Independence Day and Republic Day. He additionally mentioned the BJP authorities on the Centre needed to lastly “bow down” to the farmers’ protest after attempting every little thing to “break the motion”.
“It’s a golden day within the historical past of India. It will likely be counted in Indian historical past in the identical manner as August 15 (Independence Day) and January 26 (Republic Day)… At the moment the Central Authorities was pressured to bow earlier than the farmers’ protest and repeal the three black legal guidelines,” he mentioned at a digital press convention.
“At the moment isn’t just a victory of farmers however a victory of democracy. At the moment the farmers have proven all governments that in a democracy, governments will at all times must take heed to the voice of the individuals. Solely the desire of the individuals will prevail. The vanity of any celebration or politician is not going to stand in entrance of them,” he added.
Kejriwal mentioned the farmers’ battle introduced the entire nation collectively together with the youth, employees, girls, shopkeepers and so forth.
“Everybody collectively has created historical past immediately. Those that rose above faith and caste, and got here collectively to struggle this battle on the streets, in the end the Central Authorities needed to bow down earlier than them. All of them have gained immediately,” he mentioned.
Lamenting that farmers needed to protest by way of the harshest climate situations, he mentioned, “The federal government, companies, all the system tried every little thing to interrupt the motion. They referred to as farmers terrorists, khalistanis, anti-nationals. Each try was made to interrupt their resolve.”
“However for the farmers, this was their freedom battle. Just like the deewanas of freedom, they fought this battle with all their may and gained. Water cannons failed in entrance of their braveness, the lathis of the federal government broke, the nails they hammered melted. The federal government couldn’t break the farmers’ self-worth and keenness,” he mentioned.
Kejriwal additionally rued the lack of lives throughout the protest.
“There’s just one factor which one feels very unhappy about immediately, that greater than 700 farmers needed to lose their lives preventing. This was not wanted; their lives may have been saved if the legal guidelines had been repealed earlier… I bow down to those martyrs… Your sacrifices is not going to be forgotten,” he mentioned.
“At the moment is a lesson for our youth and youngsters. For those who struggle peacefully, with the appropriate intentions, you’ll succeed irrespective of how a lot time it takes,” mentioned Kejriwal.