Mumbai: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday lashed out at Congress for misleading people by lying about the new agricultural laws that the party was losing its base.
The Union Minister tweeted on Wednesday, “The farmer-friendly Central Government has enacted the Agricultural Reforms Act, in the larger interest of the farmers, but the Congress, which is losing its support base, is trying to mislead the people of the country by lying one lie after another.”
“Congress MPs in the country’s Parliament are also telling lies on the agrarian reform laws. Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu again misled and our minister Anurag Thakur immediately exposed his lies,” Tomar said in another tweet today.
देश की संसद में भी कांग्रेस के सांसद कृषि सुधार कानूनों पर सफेद झूठ बोल रहे हैं। कांग्रेस सांसद बिट्टू (@RavneetBittu ) ने फिर गुमराह किया और हमारे मंत्री @ianuragthakur जी ने उनका झूठ तुरंत ही बेनकाब कर दिया।#FarmBills2020
— Narendra Singh Tomar (@nstomar) February 10, 2021
There have been several rounds of discussion between the government and the protesting farmer unions. The government has said that it is willing to follow agricultural laws for about 18 months.
Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.