Congress calls Agriculture reform invoice as `loss of life warrant of farmers` in Rajya Sabha

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New Delhi: As the Rajya Sabha took up the a lot debated Agriculture Reform invoice on Sunday (September 20), Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa termed it as “ill-conceived” and “ill-timed”, and mentioned that his get together is not going to signal on “death warrant” of farmers.”

Opposing the bill Bajwa said, “The Congress get together opposes these ill-conceived and ill-timed Bills. Congress rejects these payments. We is not going to signal on this loss of life warrant of farmers. Farmers in Punjab are protesting. They take into account the Bills as an assault on them. Agriculture and markets are State topics and these Bills are towards the spirit of federal cooperative. We don’t need APMC and MSP to be tinkered.”

Bajwa additionally slammed PM Modi and mentioned that he didn’t are available Parliament to say that authorities will cut back the burden on farmers` expenditure and when their oldest ally SAD`s Harsimrat Kaur resigned from the Union Cabinet, he made the assertion that we’re deceptive farmers.

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Not solely Congress however different events together with TMC, DMK, Samajwadi Party additionally opposed the invoice. DMK MP TKS Elangovan mentioned, ”Farmers who contribute at the very least 20% to the full GDP of the nation, will probably be made slaves by these Bill. It will kill the farmers and make them a commodity.”

Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav in Rajya Sabha accused BJP for dashing by the invoice. 

 Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar moved two agriculture Bills within the Rajya Sabha.These Bills are — Farmers` and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. Both the payments have been handed in Lok Sabha.