BJP defends farm bills, says critics misleading farmers

THE GOAN NETWORK | SEPTEMBER 27, 2020, 01:10 AM IST

PANAJI
After the Modi government managed to get the controversial farm bills passed in the Rajya Sabha, State BJP Goa unit defended the bills claiming that critics are misleading farmers on farm bills.

Earlier the BJP state president and agriculture minister have defended the bills. On Friday State BJP general secretary Advocate Narendra Sawaikar and party Kisan Morcha president Vasudev Meng Gaonkar in a press conference accused the detractors of spreading misinformation and lies.

"Congress party itself in 2013 was trying to bring agriculture trade commerce bill and also while campaigning for the 2019 election manifesto had given assurances that the agriculture market committee act will be repealed. However, Congress is opposing the same bills," said Sawaikar.  

Sawaikar while advocating the bills said that inter-state trade of agriculture produce will be free with no restrictions to sell the produce to Agriculture Produce Market Committees only. 

He said that contract farming will bring more land under cultivation.  

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