Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 30
Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed on Monday famers were being “fed lies” about his government’s agriculture reform laws—a development that comes even as his government said they were willing to hold unconditional talks with farmers amid unabated protests.
In a series of tweets written in Hindi to mollify protesting farmers, Modi repeated his government’s stand— the laws were aimed at farmers’ welfare and would help augment their income.
He accused the opposition of “misleading” farmers—a claim several leaders of the BJP have already made, much to protesters’ criticism.
“If some farmers are feeling doubtful of the government’s intentions it is because of lies fed to them through decades,” he claimed in a tweet, listing raised Minimum Support Prices among the steps his government had taken to help farmers.