Mumbai: BJP national president JP Nadda on Wednesday slammed political parties opposing the agricultural laws and said that they were opposing all three agricultural laws “for purely political reasons”
BJP president said that all the parties were misleading the farmers of Punjab, as they had failed to do anything for them.
Taking a dig at the Punjab Congress and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Nadda said that the Congress was actually opposing the commitments made in its 2017 election manifesto, which has now been implemented by the Modi government.
The Congress had promised to do away with the mandis and promote contract farming and this is what the Modi government bills have ensured.
“Will the Congress say that it made false promises in its manifesto?” Nadda asked.
He said that the Congress, which never worked for the welfare of farmers, was playing petty politics to “fool the farmers”.
Nadda fired the UPA government in power for 10 years but did not implement the Swaminathan Commission report. He said, “The Modi government has not only implemented the suggestions given in the report but has also promised to give one and a half times more price for the crop to the farmers”.
He said that the three agricultural laws would not only empower the farmers in the country but would also free them from the old ages to which they were tied. Assuring that there will be no change in the MSP system, under the new provisions, farmers in Punjab can now sell their crops beyond local mandis.