The long going farmers protests comes to an end after PM MODI made it clear that the controversial farm laws will be withdrawn soon in the upcoming parliament session. This is indeed a big relief to all those farmers who had been halting their for months now just to get this decision their way. As PM Narendra Modi announced that he has decided on repealing the three Central farm laws, an old clip of Congress leader saying ‘Mark my words, govt will have to take back anti-farm laws’ has gone viral.
Rahul Gandhi’s Old Clip Going Viral Now
The old clip of Rahul Gandhi, originally posted on January 14, garnered many reactions from the netizens. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi also tweeted the old video and wrote, “With their satyagraha, annadata of the country made the head of arrogance hang low. Congratulations on this victory against injustice…””
Mark my words, the Govt will have to take back the anti-farm laws. pic.twitter.com/zLVUijF8xN
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 14, 2021
Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister said, “When the country gave us the opportunity to serve as Pradhan Sevaks in 2014, we gave top priority to agricultural development and farmer welfare. Many people are unaware of the truth that 80 per cent are small scale farmers who have less than 2 hectares of land and are over 10 crores in population. This piece of land is their survival.” “To overcome the challenges of the small farmers of the country, we worked all-round on seeds, insurance, markets and savings. Along with good quality seeds, the government also connected the farmers with facilities like neem coated urea, soil health card and micro-irrigation. Many steps were also taken for the farmers to get the right price for their produce in return for their hard work. The country strengthened its rural market infrastructure,” he stated.
देश के अन्नदाता ने सत्याग्रह से अहंकार का सर झुका दिया।
अन्याय के खिलाफ़ ये जीत मुबारक हो!
जय हिंद, जय हिंद का किसान!#FarmersProtest https://t.co/enrWm6f3Sq
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 19, 2021
Why Was the Law Actually Controversial?
Farmers have been protesting the government’s three farm laws since the Centre had passed the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. The three farm laws are– The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act provides for setting up a mechanism allowing the farmers to sell their farm produces outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs).
Any licence-holder trader can buy the produce from the farmers at mutually agreed prices. This trade of farm produces will be free of mandi tax imposed by the state governments.
The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act allows farmers to do contract farming and market their produces freely. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act is an amendment to the existing Essential Commodities Act.
Source : The freepress Journal