MP Home Minister says “Farmer’s Stir is an Experiment and based on assumptions”
MP: BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Wednesday has said that the farmers’ agitation is an ‘experiment’. Mishra added that the ongoing stir if successful will set the stage for more protests against other major decisions taken by the Centre.
The Minister criticized the protests and stated that people will protest against other decisions taken by the central government like CAA-NRC, Ram Mandir and Article 370 among others. He also questioned the motive behind the protests and claimed that the farmer’s protest is based on assumptions.
“Farmers’ stir is an experiment. If it’s successful, then people will start protests against CAA-NRC, Article 370 and Ram Temple,” Mishra said.
After multiple rounds of talks, the deadlock between the government and farmer unions remains without an agreement. In addition, the government of India had also offered to suspend the farm laws for a period of 12-18 months, a commitment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself reiterated during his public address.
Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Tuesday that the Centre is ready to discuss the farm laws both inside and out of Parliament. Even so, the farmer leaders have repeatedly stressed on the issue and demanded a complete withdrawal of the laws.
Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab, Haryana, and west UP, are protesting at several Delhi border points since November last year against the three farm laws. They are demanding from the Centre to repeal the laws as they fear that the legislations will dismantle the existing mandi system. They are also demanding legal guarantee on MSP for their crops.
The three laws are — Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.