The government still does not have many answers
After the implementation of these laws, farmers protested from Kashmir to Kerala. A historic dharna is going on at Delhi’s Singhu border. Due to this, the BJP leaders were facing a lot of trouble in their area. In Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in particular, there have been frequent clashes between farmers and BJP leaders. Now Prime Minister Modi has apologized, but after his apology, will the BJP’s relations with the farmers return to normal? The answer is no. The reason for this is that all the farmers have seen the way in which agriculture laws were brought in through ordinances, after which they were forcibly passed in Parliament. The way some private companies were making investments that seem to be tied to these laws. Farmers have also seen this. In such a situation when BJP leaders go to the farmers, even if they are not opposed, the farmers will still ask them for answers to some questions.
Farmers do not forget the statement, Lakhimpur is not an old thing
The language spoken by many BJP leaders after the enactment of these laws is directly mocking the farmers. Many senior leaders and even ministers have at times made derogatory remarks to the farmer about his religious identity as an agent of a party. Farmers have recently forgotten the manner in which BJP leaders and family members of a minister at the Center allegedly shot at farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP, while riding in a jeep. In such a scenario, it may take time for the old trust between BJP leaders and farmers to be shattered.
The movement worked to bring consciousness
Another thing that has been seen in the agitation against agricultural laws is that a large section of farmers have understood things well. In fact, the pro-government media and the public have been constantly reaching out to farmers and asking questions like ‘what are the laws and what is wrong with them’. All this encouraged the farmers to learn more about agriculture. The people in the agitations are well aware that it is MSP or the work done by the governments in agriculture. In such a situation, if tomorrow someone withdraws his own law and goes to the farmer and asks for votes, then obviously he will have to face many difficult questions from the farmer.
The BJP will benefit in the elections, the question
Assembly elections are coming up soon in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The question now is whether the BJP will benefit from this decision. Obviously, there will be no gain but the loss will probably be less. Farmers who have been agitating for a year and a half will now become BJP voters, it seems difficult, BJP needs to be able to contest elections at least in Punjab now.