Would the new farm legislation harm farmer interest, end the MSP-based procurement regime and benefit corporates? Or, would these give farmers freedom to trade across states, double their income, bring prosperity? The jury is out.
Talking to reporters on the second day of his visit to Goa as part of the ruling BJP's initiative to create awareness about the farm laws, Javadekar said the actual situation is that farmers earn less for their produce while customers buy at a high price.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh blamed the opposition parties for inciting farmers against the farm bills decision. He also assured that the new bills are bills for economic and social empowerment of farmers.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday took out three separate farmer marches from the three religious Takhts in Punjab to Chandigarh. The marches are being led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Prem Singh Chandumajra and Daljit Singh Cheema.