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‘Congress misleading farmers over Farm Bills’: Kavinder
9/26/2020 11:58:11 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 26: Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, Kavinder Gupta slammed Congress party for misleading the farmers on farm Bills, emphasizing that these agricultural reform Bills are going to bring revolutionary changes in the life of the farmers.
In a statement issued today, the former Deputy Chief Minister said that through these bills, farmers will get more freedom and will get the fair price of their produce, thus helping them financially.
“Farmers are being misled by Congress leaders but on the contrary, it will weaken their own party and the country as well,” he said, adding that the aforesaid Bills are meant for the development and upliftment of farmers of the nation.
Kavinder said that the legislations give farmers the freedom to sell their produce anywhere and ensure timely payment to them. He said that Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue and there is no change concerning the functioning of Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC). He asserted said NDA government has never gone back on its promises.
“The Bills have three main things. Firstly, a farmer can sell his produce to anyone and anywhere in the country and the farmer will decide the rate. The trader will have to pay the farmer within three days. In the agreement between the trader and farmers, the land of the farmer cannot be mortgaged or sold. In any case, recovery cannot be made from the land,” the former Deputy Chief Minister said.
Kavinder said the Modi government is committed to implementing the Swaminathan Committee report. “Congress was in power for 10 years but it did not implement the report. The Modi government implemented the report and provided MSP at 1.5 times (of input cost) to farmers,” he said, adding “The Modi government has announced that we will not touch APMC Act, and mandi and MSP system will continue.”
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former Deputy Chief Minister said that he has always worked in the national interest and not his political interest in six years of NDA government.
“PM Modi has taken several historic decisions like the abrogation of 370, Ram Mandir in Ayodhaya, labour and agricultural reforms. In 2014 and 2019, PM Modi promised to people to free things in control of middlemen so that the country can become prosperous and self-reliant. This is a historic step in that direction,” he asserted.
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