Repeal of three farm laws is big defeat of Modi government: MPCC

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Imphal: Repeal of the three farm laws is a big achievement of the year-long movement of farmers and a big defeat of Modi led government, says Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).

Vice-president, Kh Devbrata on Friday said the three bill was autocratically passed on the floor of the Parliament by the BJP led government. To repeal the contentious three farm bill, farmers have been continuing their movement against the three laws for the last one year three months one week and three days.

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Congress party, Akali dal and Aam Aadmi Party have been supporting the movement of farmers against the three laws. The three laws are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. Parliament passed the three acts in September 2020 and received the presidential sign on September 27, 2020, he added.

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He said Congress will not accept the Prime Minister’s announcement to repeal the three laws due to some misunderstanding.

Devbrata said the actual reason of the bills repeal could be the upcoming state Legislative Assembly election. He said the laws were repealed with the apprehension that BJP might lost elections in the five states that could affect the central government. It was not repealed in consideration to the suffering that farmers, he added.

He said about 82 percent of people’s lifelihood depends on agricultural produced, 72 per cent of the entire population of the country are farmers and 50 per cent of the total voters of the country are farmers.

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The Prime Minister withdraw the three farm laws to win in election and to get political mileage.

He said many educational terminologies are included in the bills which could create severe issues to most of the farmers while signing any agreement with the companies.

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