Narendra Modi announces repeal of three contentious farm laws

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation today, announced that the three contentious farm laws will be repealed.

“We haven’t been able to explain to our farmers. This is not a time to blame anyone. I want to tell you that we have taken the farm laws back,” said the Prime Minister, urging farmers to return to their homes and fields.

The decision comes as farmer protests are on the verge of completing a year.

The Prime Minister said his government did its best to educate and inform the farmers about the laws and will continue to keep working for their betterment.

Modi also urged farmers “to return home to their families and let’s start afresh”.

“Whatever I did, I did for farmers. What I’m doing is for the country. With your blessings, I never left out anything in my hard work. Today I assure you that I’ll now work even harder, so that your dreams, and the nation’s dreams can be realised. We worked to provide farmers with seeds at reasonable rates and facilities like micro-irrigation, 22 crore soil health cards. Such factors have contributed to increased agricultural production. We strengthened Fasal Bima Yojana, brought more farmers under it,” he added.

Parliament passed the three farm laws in September last year. They had first come in the month of June as the three Ordinances before being approved by Parliament during the Monsoon Session by a voice vote.