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Modi government committed to farmers’ welfare hopes protesting farmers will soon back out of uproar: Rajnath | India News


NEW DELHI: On the anniversary of the birth of former Prime Minister Charan Singh, known for championing the cause of farmers, the government on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to their well-being and expressed hope that farmers protesting against farm laws would soon withdraw his agitation.
In a series of tweets, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken numerous measures in the interests of farmers while drawing inspiration from Charan Singh and that he will not allow any harm to them under any circumstances.
Rajnath Singh has been one of the key government ministers who has entered into talks with farmers to end the ongoing agitation against three new farm laws.
“Some farmers have been agitating because of farm laws. The government has been talking to them with the utmost sensitivity. I hope they will soon withdraw their agitation,” he said.
Charan Singh’s birthday is also observed as ‘Kisan Diwas’ (farmer’s day).
The senior leader of the BJP noted that Charan Singh expressed the concerns of farmers throughout his life and worked for their well-being.
He always wanted farmers to get a good price for their produce so that their income would increase and their honor would always remain secure, Rajnath Singh added.
Taking inspiration from the former prime minister, Modi has been taking action for the well-being of farmers, he claimed, while paying tribute to Charan Singh.
Praising the farmers, he said they have provided the country with the grain safety shield.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Tuesday that he hopes the protesting unions will soon complete their internal discussions and resume talks with the government to resolve the crisis.
Born in 1902 in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Charan Singh championed the cause of farmers and is credited with shaping various policies that helped farmers. He died in 1987.

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