Against three new agricultural laws of the Center ( farm laws The farmers’ protest continues. Rakesh Tikait, the main face of the movement, has hinted at sharpening the movement in the West Bengal elections. Farmers in Punjab and Haryana are most angry against the agricultural laws. The BJP has suffered in the local body elections in Punjab. In such a scenario, the question arises as to whether the farmers’ movement will also affect the West Bengal elections. This is the question of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah Was asked in a news channel program. In the Bengal elections, the party will not lose but gain, said Amit Shah.
Bengal farmers not getting Rs 6,000 due to the Mamata government
Will the peasant agitation harm the West Bengal elections? That was the question. “They (farmer leaders) have every right to come here and make their case. They should speak. But farmers in West Bengal have a different problem, which the farmers’ leaders do not want to answer. Prime Minister Modi is sending Rs 6,000 a year (Kisan Sanman Nidhi) to farmers. The farmers in Bengal do not get it because Mamata Banerjee does not even list it. The farmers in the country get Rs 6,000 a year but the farmers in West Bengal do not get it. That is what Amit Shah explained.
‘Nothing is mandatory in agriculture law, new options given to farmers’Amit Shah
After 130 years, this government is trying to improve the marketing system of farmers’ agricultural products. The new laws have not affected the farmers in any way. Instead, they are offered new options, without closing the old ones. There has been no improvement in the marketing methods of the farmers who have been farming for almost 130 years. After 130 years, the Modi government is making this effort. Prime Minister Modi had tried to explain it very well in Parliament. Nothing is mandatory in the whole system. We do not replace old options with new ones. It is up to the farmers to decide which option to choose, Shah said.
The government is ready to have a frank discussion with the farmers’ associations and amend the laws as required. But first, repeal the law, then we can’t discuss. If anyone thinks that these laws are against the interests of farmers, the government is ready to discuss them openly. But there can be no discussion on the condition that we repeal the laws first and then discuss. Discuss the provisions of the law which seem to be anti-farmer. We are ready to amend the law. But we are not willing to agitate in the streets to discuss this, said Amit Shah.