In the backdrop of the ongoing farmers’ agitation on Delhi’s borders for over two months, Modi said “rumours are being spread that these laws are against the farmers”.
Opposition Parties Congress and Communists created ruckus when the Prime Minister was delivering his speech in the Lower House
Congress floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury vehemently opposed Modi address. Both Congress and Communists MPs also boycotted and walked our Prime Minsiter Modi Address
These laws are optional, not compulsory. These acts neither stopped old ‘Mandis’ nor affected purchase of produce on Minimum Support Price (MSP).” Said Modi
Modi said that these laws were passed in Parliament in view of reforms in the agriculture sector as it was the need of the hour.
He asked “whether these three farm laws snatched the facilities of farmers which they were getting earlier?”
“There is no restriction on anyone. These laws do not create obstacles in the growth of farmers.
PM Modi said that the government has always honoured farmers and it will continue giving them respect in future too, and that the government is still ready to accept their logical suggestions on these laws even after several rounds of talks with them.
He said that the government had held various rounds of dialogue with the farmers even before they reached Delhi where they are agitating since November 26 seeking withdrawal of these laws termed as “black laws” and “anti-farmer laws”.
“We are still ready to hold further rounds of talks with the farmers with open heart and take their suggestions on these three farm laws,” Modi said.
Reiterating that “neither any ‘mandis’ closed nor purchase on MSP ended after these laws were passed,” the Prime Minister said in contrast we have provision to increase the number of mandis in this budget and the purchase on MSP has also increased compared to previous years.
Replying to the Congress MPs attempts, the Modi said this “uproar is an attempt under pre-decided strategy”.