On Friday, on the occasion of birth anniversary(25th December) of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Modi addressed to the nation and said that the government is ready to hold talks in the interest of farmers based on issues, logic and facts.
PM Modi said that the protests by farmers against three laws brought by his government were politically motivated and accused the opposition for misleading the farmers.
Prime Minister said “Why you do dogali (doublespeak) policy? What kind of politics are they doing in which there is no logic, no facts? Make false accusations and spread rumors to scare our farmers. Sometimes, naïve farmers get mislead by you”.
PM Modi indirectly targeted the opposition parties, saying that they mislead the farmers of Punjab. He requested the farmers not to be misled and think only on the basis of facts and logics.
Prime Minister also interacted with six farmers through video conferencing from six different states (Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh) and asked them to share their experiences and contract farming, government schemes and other related issues.
PM also listed number of schemes initiated by his government for the welfare of the farmers and said that many farmers across the nation welcomed the new law and gained the benefits.
From the past 30 days farmers of the Punjab protested in Delhi against three laws.
- Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation).
- Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services.
- Essential Commodities (Amendment).
The three laws passed on winter session of Parliament on September 2020.