Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday that the Centre will repeal the three controversial farm laws. The proceedings to withdraw the laws will start during the Parliament session which is set to begin this month. The PM also apologised to those poor farmers who had to suffer due to this law and urged each and every protestor to go back to their villages.
More Than A Year Of Agitation Comes To An End
After one year of agitation over farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday that the Centre will repeal the three controversial laws which were passed in Parliament in September last year. PM Modi apologised and said that the government “failed to convince a section of farmers” over the farm laws. He said the three contentious laws will be repealed during this month’s Parliament session.
“I apologise to India and with true and pure heart that may be… we were not able to convince farmers [over the farm laws]. I’m here to declare that we have decided to repeal the three farm laws…We will complete all the formalities during Parliament session that begins this month,” PM Modi said in his address to the nation on Friday.
PM Urged Farmers To Return Back To Their Villages
PM Modi also urged farmers “to return home to their families and start afresh”. 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.
These laws are — The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act. The protests over these farm laws have been raging on for over one year now. Thousands of farmers have been camping near Delhi border areas, demanding the repeal of these laws. The Centre has now decided to withdraw the laws that have been a bone of contention between farmers and the government.
Source : The freepress Journal