Demonstration of farmers continues with regard to the three agricultural laws brought by the central government. The agitating farmers have turned down the Center’s proposal to negotiate. At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tried to change the mind of farmers once again through ‘Mann Ki Baat’. He has said that agricultural reforms in the past have opened up new possibilities for farmers. New rights and opportunities have also been gained by giving examples.
Addressing the people of the country in his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi said, ‘New dimensions are being added to agriculture and allied things in India. The agrarian reforms of the past have also opened doors to new possibilities for farmers.
Taking a dig at the opposition, the Prime Minister said, ‘For years, every political party promised them at some time to fulfill the demands of the farmers. Those demands are fulfilled. After much deliberation, the Parliament of India has given legal shape to agricultural reforms.
He said, ‘These reforms have not only ended many bonds of farmers but they have also got new rights. New opportunities have also been found. PM Modi said, there is another big thing in the law, this provision has been made in the law that the SDM of the area will have to settle the complaint of the farmer within a month. He gave an example of Jitendra Bhoiji, a farmer from Maharashtra, how he took advantage of the new law and recovered his dues.
In ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Modi appealed to the students studying agriculture to make farmers of the villages aware of agricultural reforms and modern agriculture to be a partner of the changes going on in the country.
On the other hand, the farmers who have been agitating for three consecutive days regarding the agricultural laws are determined to continue their agitation even on Sunday. The farmers are not ready to accept the proposal of Union Home Minister Amit Shah that if they first shift peacefully to the Nirankari Maidan of Burari, then the government will talk to them on the second day.
On Saturday, security forces were deployed along the Indus border connecting Delhi-Haryana. The farmers had yesterday made it clear that they would not go anywhere from here. Today once again the farmers’ meeting has started on the Singhu border itself, in which further strategy is being discussed.