Tough times for farmers, BJP government is keen to bring its ‘rich friends’ into agriculture: Priyanka Gandhi | India news

Tough times for farmers, BJP government is keen to bring its ‘rich friends’ into agriculture: Priyanka Gandhi | India news

New Delhi: Accusing the BJP government of not listening to the farmers, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said that the central government is eager to bring its “billionaire friends” in the agriculture sector.

“It is a difficult time for the farmers. The government should have helped the MSP and the farmers in their procurement system at this time, but the opposite has happened. The BJP government is keen to bring its billionaire friends into the agricultural sector.” Don’t even want to listen to the farmers, ”Priyanka wrote on Twitter (roughly translated from Hindi).

Recently, the Congress General Secretary’s remarks came amid farmer protests in Punjab, Haryana and Telangana against the Center’s opposition to the Agricultural Bills.

The lower house of Parliament recently passed the Farmer Products Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill 2020 and the Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, the Farmers and Empowerment (Protection) Agreement and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill of 2020.

Earlier, Congress leader Digvijay Singh had said that the three agriculture-related bills are “anti-farmer” and added that under the new law any big businessman can open a ‘mandi’ and under these new anti-farmer bills, any dispute The ‘mandi’ will be handled by the authorities.

Agricultural bills have led to differences between the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, SAD leader, resigned from the Union Cabinet and expressed her opposition to three bills.

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