Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the opposition parties for spreading misinformation on the three farm laws. Addressing the farmers of Madhya Pradesh via video-conferencing, PM Modi said that the opposition parties in their election manifesto promised similar agriculture reforms. He urged the political parties not to mislead the farmers.
He said that India’s agriculture, India’s farmer, can’t live in backwardness anymore. PM Modi said that it is true that no matter how hard the farmer works, but if there is no proper storage of fruits-vegetables-grains, if not done properly, then he has to bear a huge loss.
“In the last six years, our government has worked keeping in mind the needs of farmers,” he said, adding that people should seek replies from political parties who talked about agricultural reforms in their manifestos.
He said that these agricultural reform laws did not come overnight, adding that every government has discussed it extensively for the last 20-22 years.
“Over last 20-30 years, central government and state governments had detailed discussions on these reforms. Agriculture experts, economists and progressive farmers have been demanding reforms,” the PM said.
अगर आज देश के सभी राजनीतिक दलों के पुराने घोषणापत्र देखे जाएं, उनके पुराने बयान सुने जाएं, पहले जो देश की कृषि व्यवस्था संभाल रहे थे उनकी चिट्ठियां देखीं जाएं, तो आज जो कृषि सुधार हुए हैं, वो उनसे अलग नहीं हैं: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 18, 2020