Despite heavy opposition from the opposition, three bills related to agriculture have been passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. The opposition is promoting it by saying it is anti-farmer. At the same time, the government says that it is in their interest and confusion is being spread about it. On this issue, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar interviewed news agency ANI on Thursday. In which he discussed the bill and asked the opposition why in his manifesto he had talked about changes in the APMC law.
The Agriculture Minister said on the need to bring an ordinance that several steps were taken in the interest of farmers, but despite all these, the progress we were thinking about the farmer was not possible until the laws change. Therefore, the Government of India enacted two ordinances that have now been issued. The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Bill, 2020, and the Second Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Bill, 2020. Both these bills are definitely going to liberate the farmer from the chains held in APMC.
Narendra Tomar told the farmers that let these bills be implemented, there will definitely be a revolutionary change in your life. He said that our bill gives the farmer the freedom to sell his produce from any place outside the market at any price at his will.
Targeting Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Union Minister said, 'I want to ask the Chief Minister of Punjab why you said in your manifesto at the time of the election that you will change the APMC law, abolish the tax and inter-state Will boost business. The Congress maintains this in its national manifesto as well as in the state manifesto. Any Congress leader, whether it is from the Center or from the state, should first say that we are reversing the announcement that we made in our manifesto, so I am ready to listen to his plea. '
When Congress called the bills as black law, the Union Agriculture Minister said that the leadership of the Congress has become dwarf ... the question of good people in the Congress has ended. People who have leadership in their hands have no status left in the country. Their own party does not listen to them. They are giving baseless arguments to mislead the nation. The Rajya Sabha discussed agricultural bills for over 4 hours, after which I had to reply, but the Congress created an uproar in an undemocratic manner. He abused the Deputy Chairman and interrupted proceedings. In both houses, no opposition member spoke of the bills, it was just politics.