NEW DELHI: On the auspicious day of Guru Nanak Jayanti, PM Modi addressed the nation announcing the repeal of three agricultural laws which lead to protests across the nation.
The Supreme Court already withheld the implementation of three laws; The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
“The three laws were in the benefit of farmers but we could not convince a section of them despite our best efforts”, the PM said.
He further added “Agriculture budget has risen by 5 times, over Rs 1.25 lakh crore being spent annually. I have experienced farmers’ difficulties, challenges from very close quarters in my five decades of public life,” and advised the farmers to go back to their fields and homes.
As the three farm bills were already passed the government will formally enact three new bills to repeal them in the upcoming winter session of parliament. This move comes just ahead of the state assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
Captain Amarinder Singh while appreciating the decision tweeted, “Great news! Thankful to PM Narendra Modi ji for acceding to the demands of every punjabi & repealing the three black laws on the pious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. I am sure the central govt will continue to work in tandem for the development of Kisani!”