Kejriwal urges non-BJP events to vote towards farm payments in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, September 20 

National convener of AAP and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday appealed to all non-BJP events to vote towards three agriculture-related payments within the Rajya Sabha, saying farmers within the nation wished so.

Earlier, Kejriwal had stated his get together will vote towards the three payments and termed them “anti-farmer”.

“Farmers all over the country are watching the Rajya Sabha today. The BJP is in minority in the Rajya Sabha. I appeal to all the non-BJP parties to defeat these bills, this is what farmers in the country wish,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

He on Thursday had demanded that the Centre ought to withdraw the three payments and stated his get together MPs will vote towards them in Parliament.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has three Rajya Sabha and one Lok Sabha MPs.

The Centre had on Monday launched ‘The Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill’, ‘The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill’, and ‘The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill’ to interchange the ordinances promulgated earlier.

These payments search to offer barrier-free commerce for farmers’ produce exterior notified farm mandis, and empower farmers to enter into farming agreements with non-public gamers previous to manufacturing on the market of agri-produce. PTI 

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