STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Former Minister and Chairman J&K Kissan Congress Choudhary Gharu Ram expressed resentment over the passing of three farmers-related bills in the Lok Sabha, alleging that the BJP led Government at the Centre will give “freedom” to corporates to brutally exploit the farmers and take away the protection that the Minimum Support Price provides.In a statement issued here today, the former minister slammed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 which were passed in Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020, terming them as “deadly attack” on farmers and agricultural labourers.Gharu Ram attacked the BJP Government over the issue, saying farmers are the ones who buy fertilizers and other materials for their crops on retail and sell their produce at wholesale prices.“The three Bills of Modi government are a deadly attack on farmers-agricultural labourers so that they do not get MSP and are also forced to sell their land to capitalists,” the Chairman J&K Kissan Congress said, adding that the BJP Government has brought such Bills to destroy the farmers and the agriculture sector.The former minister lambasted the BJP led Government at the Centre for its failure to double the farmers income and said that the rather than doubling the farmer’s income, the current regime is hell-bent to snatch the existing source from the farmers.“BJP Government has badly failed to fulfill its promises made to the farmers of the nation,” Gharu said and added that the farmers in J&K have been lurched under finances and loans lend from Banks due to crop production loss, disasters and lockdown among others factors.Gharu Ram urged the Ghulam Nabi Azad that the aforesaid Bill should not be passed in the Rajya Sabha at any costs as it is against the farmers’ community.
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