PM bats for Farm Laws, says conspiracy to confuse farmers

Describing the new farm laws as historic, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his government was ready to remove any doubts about the legislations enacted in September.

A conspiracy is afoot to confuse farmers over the new agri laws, Modi said as he made a strong pitch for the legislations amid the protest by cultivators outside Delhi which entered the 20th day.

Without taking names, Modi, on a day-long visit to Gujarat, said opposition parties who are supporting the protest, when in power, were in favour of similar reforms in the agriculture sector.

He said dairy and fisheries sectors in the state grew exponentially without much intervention of the state government as the business is mainly handled by co-operative sector leaders and farmers.

“In other parts of the country too, milk producers and the co-operative sector have created a successful supply chain.

Similarly, governments do not have any significant control on the trade of fruits and vegetables. I am giving these examples because a conspiracy is afoot to confuse farmers who have gathered near Delhi at present,” Modi said.