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Farm laws have not been introduced overnight, PM Modi slams opposition for ‘misguiding’ farmers

PM Modi pulls up opposition over farmer protests; agriculture minister says informal talks continue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday virtually addressed Madhya Pradesh farmers and said the laws have not been introduced overnight. There have been decades of discussions, consultations, he said. 

Speaking at a virtual event, Prime Minister Modi reiterated his earlier remarks. Political parties should stop misguiding farmers. It’s been 6-7 months since Farm laws were implemented. But now suddenly, games are being played to plough one’s own political land through a web of lies, he alleged.

“I request all political parties with folded hands, please keep all the credit. I’m giving credit to all your old election manifestos. I just want ease in the life of farmers, I want their progress and want modernity in agriculture,” the Prime Minister added.

The now controversial farm laws, the Prime Minister said, had not been introduced overnight. Nor were they new ideas. “Over last 20-30 years, central govt and state govts had detailed discussions on these reforms,” he contended.

The Prime Minister also spoke about benefits given to farmers in recent years. “Today, several farmers have been given Kisan Credit Card. Earlier, they were not available to all farmers. But we changed rules to make Kisan Credit Card available to all farmers across the country,” he said.

“Today Rs 16 thousand crores are being transferred into the bank accounts of 35 lakhs farmers of Madhya Pradesh,” he said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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