Union Minister Prakash Javadekar’s Open Challenge To Rahul Gandhi For Debate On Farm Laws

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Union Minister's 'Open Challenge' To Rahul Gandhi For Debate On Farm Laws

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar says farmers in India are proud of the farm legal guidelines. (File)


Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has alleged that “some” farmers protesting towards the just lately enacted Central legal guidelines had been misguided by their “political masters” and that they had been portray an image as if farmers throughout the nation had been with them.

Lashing out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his criticism of the farm legal guidelines, Mr Javadekar mentioned “he seems (in public) as soon as in a fortnight” and challenged him for an open debate on the central legislations.

Farmers in India are proud of the farm legal guidelines and different pro-farmer initiatives such because the PM Kisan scheme, the minister for setting and knowledge mentioned.

Addressing farmers at a gathering at Maraimalai Nagar, close to Chennai, organised by the Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP, Mr Javadekar claimed that the Punjab farmers have obtained greater than double the quantity as MSP throughout the NDA rule than that they had received within the earlier UPA regime.

“The Punjab farmers have obtained yearly greater than double the quantity that they received as MSP throughout the Congress-led UPA rule. Their earnings has already doubled and they’re experiencing it. Nonetheless, they’re agitating as they’re being misguided,” the minister mentioned.

The farmers’ protest towards the farm legal guidelines has turn out to be an intense subject for debate throughout India as a result of “some farmers and their political masters have launched their agitation in and alongside New Delhi, displaying as whether it is all-India phenomenon and within the curiosity of farmers of India.”

“However farmers all over the place are proud of the brand new legal guidelines and the farmers” welfare schemes will proceed,” the minister mentioned.

He assured that the contentious minimal assist value (MSP) and Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) will proceed and underlined that the Modi authorities “will solidly” stand behind the farmers and the frequent man.

Throughout their ten-year rule, the Congress and the DMK had solely prolonged Rs 53,000 crore as one-time mortgage waiver to farmers and had not even carried out the MS Swaminathan Commitee report on MSP, he alleged.


“This quantity (of Rs 53,000 crore) was given to the banks and to not the farmers. However now Prime Minister Modi is depositing Rs 2,000 immediately within the financial institution accounts of the farmers. PM Modi has already paid Rs 1.20 lakh crore on to the financial institution accounts of the ryots (farmers),” Mr Javadekar mentioned.

This sum additionally included the digital deposits of Rs 18,000 crore to 9 crore farmers by the Prime Minister at present, underneath the PM-KISAN scheme, the minister who earlier launched a e-book “Modi Authorities that protects farmers wellbeing,” mentioned.

The primary e-book was introduced by BJP state president L Murugan.

Lashing out on the Congress and its ally DMK, Mr Javadekar mentioned that although the Swaminathan committee report was filed in 2006 the UPA didn’t implement it however PM “Modi accepted it.”

Mr Javadekar mentioned Rahul Gandhi has “additionally jumped into this” matter.

“Rahul Gandhi has additionally jumped into this and he comes hardly ever, he seems as soon as in a fortnight… he immediately mentioned you must withdraw the legal guidelines. I’m giving him open problem for a debate, whether or not the legal guidelines are good, (are) within the curiosity of the farmers or not. I’ll problem Rahul Gandhi and the DMK for a debate,” Mr Javadekar mentioned.

Punjab farmers had been “intentionally misguided” that their MSP will go away after these legal guidelines, following which they’ve been protesting close to Delhi for a month now, he mentioned. However their counterparts from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh amongst others weren’t agitating since they weren’t being misguided, he added.

“There isn’t any place for any misunderstanding or misgiving… we solidly stand behind farmers, behind the frequent man of the nation,” the minister mentioned.


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