No Corporation Can Take Your Land: Amit Shah From Farmers
No company can take land from any farmer as long as Narendra Modi is prime minister, Union Interior Minister Amit Shah said on Friday as part of a massive rapprochement by top ministers and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to defending three recently enacted farm laws have sparked fierce protests.
Addressing a meeting in Delhi’s Mehrauli on the birthday anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Shah vowed that the government will continue to offer guaranteed prices for crops and support state-regulated agricultural markets, or mandis. He blamed the Opposition, including Congress, for spreading lies about the minimum support price (MSP) and other provisions.
“The opposition is blatantly lying … the well-being of the farmers is the top priority of the Modi government,” Shah said.
Shah said that farmers in all parts of the country supported the laws, adding that if any agricultural organization felt that any provision was against their interests, the government was ready to discuss it and consider it with an open mind. “Neither the MSP will end, nor will anyone be able to take away their land. I want to tell farmers that as long as Narendra Modi is PM, no company can take away their land, this is BJP’s promise to you, ”he said.
Other senior ministers also addressed similar events.
In Delhi’s Dwarka, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh suggested that farmers try the three new farm laws as an “experiment” for one or two years, and if they do not prove beneficial, the government would bring the necessary amendments.
Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Smriti Irani separately interacted with farmers in Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, respectively, and also joined PM Modi’s video address to farmers. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar called on farmers to end their protest and hold talks with the government. I hope they understand the importance of the new agricultural laws and the problem will be solved soon, ”said Tomar.
“There is an attempt to deceive the farmers. The protests are being used for political purposes, ”said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to send other high-level ministers, including Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Social Justice Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ” Nishank, “who will travel across the country to convince people of the benefits of the new law.
In his speech, Shah said that the government was committed to the MSP and had raised the amount of funds provided for the welfare of the farms. “I want to tell farmers across the country that opposition leaders have no problem and are spreading lies that the MSP will end. The Prime Minister has clarified and now I clarify again that the MSP is there and will continue ”, he said.
Opposition leaders, including former head of Congress Rahul Gandhi, demanded waiver of loans for farmers when the government initiated Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi’s plan. “In 10 years, the UPA government gave up the loans or Rs 60,000 crore. In just two and a half years, Modi ji provided Rs 95,000 crore to ten crore farmers, ”said Shah.
He claimed that the opposition was trying to fabricate problems and spread “lies”. “The Mandis will also continue. They are spreading lies that the mandis will be closed. I want to ask the opposition what provision tells them that the mandis will be closed.
In Dwarka, Singh called himself the son of a farmer and said that the government will never harm the farmers’ interest. “People are trying to mislead farmers about these farm laws by telling them it is not in their best interest. I am the son of a farmer and I have worked on farms. I want to ensure that there is not a single provision in these laws that is against farmers, “he added.
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, that the government was committed to “protecting and promoting” the well-being of farmers.