Farm laws repealed: Modi’s decision ‘seems to be right’, says RSS-affiliated farmers’ body


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Farmers dance as they celebrate after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of three farm reform laws.

The RSS affiliate Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) said Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to repeal three agriculture laws “seems right” to avoid “unwarranted divisions and conflicts.”

The BKS, however, lashed out at the farmer leaders, claiming that their “arrogant attitude” towards continuing the protests did not benefit the small farmers. Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the parent body of farmers’ unions leading the campaign against the three agricultural laws, welcomed the prime minister’s decision but said they would wait for the announcement to take effect in accordance with due parliamentary procedures.

Bharatiya Union leader Kisan Rakesh Tikait said the ongoing protest against farming laws will only be lifted after three controversial laws are repealed in parliament and legal guarantees are made for a minimum maintenance price for crops.

BKS General Secretary Badri Narayan Chaudhary said in a statement: “The decision of the Prime Minister to cancel these three farmers’ actions appears to be the right decision in order to avoid unnecessary disagreements and conflicts.”

“This arrogant attitude of these so-called farm leaders is not beneficial in the long term for small farmers in our country, who make up almost 90 percent of the farming community,” it said.

The BKS stated that farmers are exploited in the markets, and in order to solve this problem, it is necessary to create a system that guarantees and secures a “favorable price” for farmers’ agricultural products.

“The revised version of these laws (three farm laws), proposed by the BKS, would be more beneficial for the largest number of farmers in our country,” the agency added.

BKS noted that Modi also stressed in his statement that the minimum support price would be “more efficient” and a committee would be set up for that.

“Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, with the proposal to include representatives of a non-political farmers’ organization in this committee, welcomes this decision,” he added.

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