Farmers Laws Repealed
In a big announcement, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday morning that the Central Government will take steps to repeal the three contentious farm laws.
“We have decided to repeal three farm laws. We will finish the constitutional process to repeal the law in upcoming Parliament session”, Prime Minister Modi said in a special address to the nation on the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
The Prime Minister said that though the laws were enacted for the benefit of farmers, the Government could not convince them, and a section was opposing the laws.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 farm unions, on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to repeal the three farm laws. It also said that the SKM will take note of all developments and will hold its meeting soon and announce further decisions. “The agitation of farmers is not just against the repeal of the three black laws, but also for a statutory guarantee to remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and for all farmers. This important demand of farmers is still pending,” it said.We tried our best to explain to farmers. We were even ready to modify the laws, suspend them too. The matter reached the Supreme Court as well. We haven’t been able to explain to our farmers. This is not a time to blame anyone. I want to tell you that we have taken the farm laws back. We are repealing the farm laws”, the Prime Minister said.
Supreme Court-appointed farm panel member Anil Ghanwat on Friday described as regressive the Central government’s decision to repeal the three farm laws which were at the centre of protests by farmers for the past year. “This is the most regressive step by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he chose politics over farmers’ betterment,” Ghanwat told PTI.
The repeal of farmers law is a big step towards agricultural prosperity .