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Modi addresses MP farmers, ensures MSP and APMC will not be abolished

The Government is trying every possible means to strike a chord with the farmers as they have been protesting at the borders of the National Capital.

Amidst the recent controversy on the new farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the farmers of Madhya Pradesh today. Talking to the farmers of Madhya Pradesh via video conferencing, PM Modi defended the new farm laws enacted by the Government. Modi reiterated that MSP and APMC will not be abolished. The new farm laws provide additional benefits to the farmers along with MSP and APMC.

The Government is trying every possible means to strike a chord with the farmers as they have been protesting at the borders of the National Capital. The Government from time and again has targeted the opposition and the so-called tukde tukde gang over misleading the farmers over the new farm laws.

The impasse does not seem to end and the farmers are firm on their stand that they want a complete rollback of these laws as they were not consulted before these reforms were placed for their benefit.

While the Government is trying every possible solution and negotiation to make the Farmers agree to the new laws, the farmers’ unions are not willing to accept anything less thana complete rollback of the new laws.

PM Modi seems to be making his efforts in pacifying the protesting farmers. From organizing a rally in his constituency, Varanasi to an event in Gujarat, PM Modi has now involved himself.

PM Modi in his address reminded the Farmers about the false promises made to them, urea shortage, and said that the farm loan waivers were not done as promised. He also said that his Government dared to do what previous Governments just mentioned in their manifestos as a hollow promise. He also made his stand clear on the MSP and said that the Government paid MSP even during the Covid period and it will continue to do it. He emphasized the fact that MSP is here to stay.

Yesterday, in an emotional appeal to the Farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar has written an eight-page letter to the farmers that he understands their plight as he belongs to a farmer’s family himself. PM Modi has also retweeted this letter and has urged everyone to read it.

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Pragya Mishra

Senior columnist with interest in economy and government policies.

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