Will controversial farm laws re-introduced? Tomar says yes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made the stunning announcement in November regarding the scrapping of three controversial farm laws, however, the Centre has mulling over to bring back the laws at a later stage.
Nagpur: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that three farms laws that were withdrawn by the government following the protest of the farmers will be re-introduced at a later stage.
In an event, Mr. Singh has blamed the ‘vested interest’ has scrapped the farm laws. It was repealed in the Parliament without any discussion. Mr. Tomar hinted that all three laws will be reintroduced at a later stage.
"We brought the agriculture amendment laws. But some people did not like these laws, which, after 70 years after Independence, were a big reform under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership," the Agriculture Minister said, PTI reported.
"But the government is not disappointed... we moved a step back and we will move forward again because farmers are India's backbone," he said,
Last month Prime Minister Modi - in a stunning announcement just three months before elections in UP and Punjab (where farmers' votes are key) - said the three farm laws would be withdrawn.