Farm payments: Cong steps up assault; Rahul accuses govt of working for growth of crony capitalists

New Delhi, September 22

The Congress on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the federal government over the farm payments difficulty, with Rahul Gandhi accusing the Modi authorities of working for the event of crony capitalists and destroying farmers.

The Congress and another opposition events have been protesting towards the farm payments, alleging these would hurt the curiosity of farmers and profit corporates, a declare denied by the federal government.

The Centre has asserted that the payments could be useful for farmers and enhance their earnings.

“2014- Modi ji’s election promise of Swaminathan commission MSP (minimum support price) for farmers. 2015- Modi government said in court that this will not be possible. 2020- Black agriculture laws,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

Then, in a four-line verse in Hindi, the previous Congress president sarcastically stated: “Modi ji’s intention is ‘clear’” together with his new “anti-agriculture experiment”.

Development of crony capitalist “friends” at the price of farmers, he stated, in line with a tough translation of his Hindi tweet.

Senior Congress chief and former union finance minister P Chidambaram additionally attacked the federal government over the farm payments difficulty.

“Government has released advertisements defending the farm bills. One line in the advertisement says that ‘One Nation One Market’ will give freedom to the farmers,” he stated in a collection of tweets.

“Eight-five per cent of farmers are small farmers with little surplus to sell. If they have to sell the few bags of paddy or wheat, they need ‘Many Thousand Markets’ all over the country, not ‘One Market’,” Chidambaram asserted.

“What do the Bills do to create thousands of farmers’ markets in large villages and small towns?” he requested.

Asserting that 1000’s of markets will give freedom to farmers, he requested if the federal government’s intention was to ensure MSP, why was there no clause within the payments that stipulate that the “price shall not be less than the MSP” for that produce.

The Congress on Monday introduced a large individuals’s motion which would come with protest marches, agitations and amassing two crore farmers’ signatures for a memorandum towards the legislations to be submitted to President Ram Nath Kovind.

This was determined at a gathering of Congress basic secretaries and state in-charges, the primary bodily assembly held by the occasion at its 24 Akbar Road headquarters right here for the reason that outbreak of the coronavirus.

A decision hitting out on the three farm payments — the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 — was additionally handed on the assembly. PTI

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