Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took part in a protest in the city organized by the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and demanded a complete overturn of the three recently passed central agricultural laws.
Speaking to his party employees at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, Kejriwal said the AAP had a very clear position on agricultural laws.
“We want a complete annulment of the three laws. This is not negotiable,” he said, “Second, a law on MSP (minimum support price) must be introduced in the country. Delhi is standing alongside farmers in this area, fighting and as Delhi’s Chief Minister, I support you in this protest. “
Mr Kejriwal said some parties were engaging in the policy on the three disputed farm laws.
“When the bill was drafted, a leader of the national party was present on the committee, who congratulated the BJP for making the law, and made sure that the bill was passed and when it was adopted, they protested. Are people stupid? ”Kejriwal said without naming anyone.
He claimed that the BJP promised to implement the Swaminathan Commission report, but was doing the exact opposite of what was recommended there.
“When they came to ask for votes, they said they would implement the Swaminathan report, but after they won what did they do? They’re removing the MSP. When our government was formed in Delhi, public schools and hospitals were in poor condition. We did not close them, we improved them. The BJP has betrayed the farmers of this country, ”he said.
He was joined by party leader Sanjay Singh, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann and other party MPs at the protest.
The Three Laws – Farmers’ Agricultural Price Insurance and Services Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) Act, 2020; The Agricultural Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020 and the Essential Products (Amendment) Act 2020 – entered into force on September 27 after the assent of President Ram Nath Kovid.
Farmers have expressed concern that the central agricultural laws pave the way for dismantling the minimum support price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big business.
The government has argued that agricultural laws will provide better opportunities for farmers and open up new technologies in agriculture.
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