Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention may help resolve the farmers’ crisis, Hindustan Times reported.
Pawar also urged the protesting farmers to look for ways to end the deadlock over the three agricultural laws. “In my opinion, the central government should take an initiative and a senior-level minister should intervene,” he was quoted as saying by the newspaper. “I don’t want to disrespect Narendra Singh Tomar [the Union agriculture minister] but the prime minister [Modi] or defence minister [Rajnath Singh] should intervene then the issue may be resolved.”
The senior leader criticised the police crackdown on farmers’ protest sites at Delhi’s borders. The protest sites have been heavily barricaded, with nails dug into the roads. The government has also cut the protestors’ access to internet.
“It has never happened in the country since independence,” Pawar said,…