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Scrap New Agri Laws To End Farmer Agitation, Says Bhupesh Baghel

Mumbai: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday emphasized the repeal of the new agri-marketing laws of the Center to end the agitation by farmers outside Delhi.

He said that after the privatization of airports and railways, the NDA government has now set its eyes on farmers’ land, the Congress leader said.

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“But the farmers have understood everything, so they have been agitating for more than a month. The Supreme Court has also paid attention to the agitation.”

Baghel said, “So the government should withdraw the law to end the agitation.”

Baghel was present on the last day of the three-day camp of Chhattisgarh Congress office-bearers held at Gandhi Ashram in Sevagram here.

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Speaking to the media, he said that the purpose of the camp was to create new energy among the Congress office-bearers by propagating Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas on non-violence, peace, equality, and the abolition of untouchability.

Talking about Chhattisgarh, Baghel said that Maoism was “flourishing” during the BJP rule, but now his government is trying to curb it by reaching out to villagers in Naxal-affected areas.

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Baghel said, “We are negotiating with tribal people living in the forests … We are trying to end Maoist activities in Chhattisgarh.”

Emphasis is being laid on making villages self-reliant and establish the gram swarajya model as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi, he said.

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