Congress high command has sown seeds of a Punjab-like crisis in Rajasthan. Their compromise formula weakens Ashok Gehlot government by creating dual power centres. But it also keeps his challenger, Sachin Pilot, on tenterhooks with no future roadmap. Congress needs a decisive leadership that resolves problems, instead of compounding them.
MSP demand unreasonable. Farming needs reform through cooperation, not maximalist posturing
Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s demand for a legal guarantee for MSP is totally unreasonable. SKM has won a famous victory against Modi government’s farm laws even though they made economic sense. MSP is the bane of agriculture. Farming needs reform through consultation and cooperation, not maximalist posturing that damages the economy.
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