The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) said the decision of the center to repeal the three farm laws is a big victory for the farmers and a big defeat for Narendra Modi-led government.
Speaking to the media, MPCC vice-president Kh Devbrata said the three bills were passed on the floor of Parliament by the BJP-led government despite the hue and cry. Since then, to repeal the contentious bill, farmers have been agitating against the three laws for over a year.
The Congress party, Akali Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party have been supporting the movement of farmers against the three laws.
Devbrata maintained that the prime minister made the announcement to repeal the three laws taking into consideration the suffering of the farmers. The actual reason could be the upcoming Assembly elections in five states, including Manipur, added Devbrata.
He pointed out that of the total population of the country about 82 per cent of lifeline of people are based on agricultural produce, 72 per cent are farmers and 50 per cent of the total voters of the country are farmers.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi repealed the three farm laws to get political mileage and not out of sympathy,” asserted Devbrata.
The three laws Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 were passed in September 2020 and received the presidential assent on September 27, 2020.