LIVE: New farm laws must have been brought in decades ago, says PM Modi



Farmers’ protest LIVE updates Day 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing farmers’ conferences in Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing today. Numerous farmers are attending the ‘Kisan Mahasammelan’ organised at Dussehra ground in Raisen. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh may be present at the ocassion.
Recently enacted laws giving farmers freedom in selling their produce “have not been brought in overnight” but are objected by political parties for egocentric reasons, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday as he insisted that make stronger price for agricultural produce will continue.

Meantime, thousands of farmers continue to camp at several Delhi border points for the 23rd day to press for the repeal of the Centre’s new farm laws. 

Accusing the Congress and other opposition parties of spreading falsehood approximately the new farm laws, union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday appealed to the agitating farmers not to fall prey to these “white lies” and said the Centre used to be in a position to address all their concerns. The minister, in an eight-page open letter to farmers, said the Modi-government used to be dedicated to their welfare and stressed that the new legislation were aimed at benefitting small and marginal farmers.

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