On December 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the farm laws were not proposed and passed by the government overnight. These bills were long demanded by many parties and progressive farmers and insisted that the Minimum Support Price be continued.
The oppositional parties are having problems not with the laws but with him, he added. The former governments had only promised to implement these demands but the central government actually delivered those promises. He accused them of misleading the farmers on MSP and the farm laws.
In the video conference with the farmers in Madhya Pradesh, he stated that the opposition has always been manipulating the farmers for their votes. “People should seek replies from political parties who talked about agricultural reforms in their manifestos,” he added.
Approximately, Rs 16,000 crores were provided to the 35 lakh farmers in Madhya Pradesh. Many farmers are given the Kisan Credit Card only after reviewing their condition, which earlier was not looked after. Prime Minister claimed that the central government has changed the rules to make the credit card available to all the farmers.
Chief Minister Shivraj said that new laws are passed with the intention of multiplying the income of the farmers. He also assured that the farmer mandis will not be closed.
The Agriculture Minister, Tomar also assured that the MSP will not be touched while the mandi system will be strengthened. He also requested the protesting farmers to not get manipulated by the third party regarding the farm laws.
Recently the farmer unions in the Delhi border said that they will be consulting lawyers on the case in the Supreme court before they take further decisions regarding the farm laws.
The agitating farmer unions at the Delhi borders on Thursday said that they will consult lawyers on the ongoing proceedings of the Supreme Court related to their protests against three farm laws before taking any decision.
He also said that there are many farmer unions who are in support of the farm bills while some are confused about the farm laws. He added that it is their duty to clear the misconceptions of the farmers and fail the conspiracy of the third party. He negotiated with the farmers and told them that the new laws in no way are giving control to the corporates but it is in the farmer’s interest.
The central government is organising programmes like the Kisan Kalyan event at the district level, the blocks including the panchayat levels in the state. He also stated in the events, all the Standard Operating Procedures will be followed including the social distancing and cleanliness.
In the national campaign organised by the central government, the BJP is viewing to spread awareness about the attempts of the opposition parties of misleading and misinforming the farmers in various situations whether it is the CAA, farm bills or the Article 370.
Nitin Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat believes, ‘the farmer protests in Delhi border against the three farmer bills are actually in support of the anti-national and terrorists including people who pro-China.
The Prime Minister explained that tomorrow if a group of 50,000 people come on the streets protesting and demanding the government to abolish or alter a law, people would come asking for the government to repeal CAA, some thousand anti-nationals could also organise riots asking for the article 370 to be reimplemented. Why should the government bring back the repealed law?
In a country with 3 billion people, if thousands of people come together demanding the government to give Ladakh to China and Kashmir to Pakistan, would that be considered?