MUMBAI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and former agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday accused the Center of hastening the agrarian laws and warned that more farmers across the country would join the protest if the situation is not resolved quickly.
“Farmers of Punjab and Haryana are the main producers of wheat and rice, and they are protesting. If the situation is not resolved quickly, we will see farmers from all over the country join them,” Pawar said. Asking for repeal of agricultural laws.
Farmers’ protest is not confined to the national capital, but farmers from across the country can join the protests, the former agriculture minister said.
“When the bill was being passed, we asked the government not to hurry, it should be sent to the select committee and needed to be debated, but it did not happen and the bill was passed in haste.
Meanwhile, the farmers’ protest against the three agrarian laws passed by the center has entered the eleventh day today, with demonstrations at Buri’s Sant Nirankari Samgam ground on the outskirts of Delhi and other border areas.
On December 8, protesting farmers have been called for a nationwide shutdown.
Farmers are protesting against the Farmers’ Production and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Price Guarantee and Agricultural Services Act, 2020 Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement and 2020 Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act
Agriculture Minister Kailash Choudhury on Sunday reiterated that the three laws enacted by the government are in favor of farmers and the laws cannot be abolished, but if necessary, the government will make some amendments in the agitations of the peasant demands.
“We have always said that farmers should have the right to sell their crops anywhere. The Swaminathan Commission report also recommends it. I do not think the laws should be repealed. Said.
He assured the farmers that the Government will continue to provide minimum support price (MSP) for crops and the Center is ready to provide it in writing.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has backed the farmers ’call for Bharat Bandh on 8 December.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced his party’s support for the Bharat Bandh call and said that the TRS rank and file would actively participate in the nationwide shutdown.


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