Mumbai: Appealing to farmers to come forward to discuss agricultural laws, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that the government would amend the legislation if they are not found beneficial.
Describing the protesting farmers as his people, Singh said, “Those who are sitting on dharna are farmers and born into the families of farmers. We have great respect for them.”
Addressing a rally in Dwarka in the national capital, Singh said that he is a farmer’s son himself and assured that the Modi government “will not do anything which is not in the interest of the farmers.”
While requesting farmers to try new agricultural laws as an experiment, the former BJP president said that if these are not found beneficial, the government will bring all necessary amendments.
Singh said, “Agricultural laws should be enforced for a year or two. Let us see this as an experiment and if not found beneficial to the farmers, the government will be ready for every possible amendment.”
Singh said that all problems can be resolved through dialogue, Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to continue the dialogue with farmers, and therefore, the government has extended an invitation to them.
Singh appealed to all protesting farmers to come forward for discussions on the farm laws.