Canada Opposes MSP, Has Little Interest in Well-Being of Indian Farmers – BJP | India News
He also opposes import restrictions to protect Indian farmers. Canada’s questions to India regarding In… https://t.co/PskifkChVr
– Dr. Vijay Chauthaiwale (@ vijai63) 1607139891000
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had recently backed India’s agitated farmers, saying his country will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protests. He had expressed concern about the situation.
India, reacting strongly, summoned Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel on Friday and told him that the comments made by Trudeau and other members of his Cabinet about the protests were “unacceptable interference” in the country’s internal affairs and that these actions, if continue, they will have an impact. “Seriously damaging” impact on bilateral relations.
In a series of tweets labeling Trudeau and Patel, Chauthaiwale said: “Canada’s criticism of India on farmers’ problems is nothing but hypocrisy. Canada is a strident critic of the MSP and other agricultural policies in the WTO. , and often questions India’s domestic agricultural measures, including food and livelihood security. ”
Canada’s criticism of India over farmers’ problems is nothing but hypocrisy. Canada is a strident critic of MSP and others… https://t.co/DAjlmDDhSi
– Dr. Vijay Chauthaiwale (@ vijai63) 1607139890000
Noting that Canada is a member of the Cairns Group of agricultural exporters, he said the body’s goal in the WTO negotiations is to seek greater market access in countries like India.
It also seeks the reduction of agricultural subsidies granted to domestic producers, even if those subsidies are subsistence level, he said.
“It also opposes import restrictions to protect Indian farmers. Canada’s questions to India regarding India’s agricultural policies at the WTO are evidence of the fact that Canada has little interest in the genuine welfare of Indian farmers and agricultural producers, “the BJP leader said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given top priority to improving farmers’ incomes by increasing the minimum support price, giving better access to technology and providing adequate insurance coverage for agricultural products against natural calamities, he said, and He added that “Unfortunately, Canada has refused to recognize it.”