Why was a vote on Farmers Bills not allowed in Parliament, BJP only wants to help their crony capitalist friends and not the farmers: Chhabra
Modi promised doubling of farmer’s income and has now failed to even safeguard farmer interests and incomes: Congress
CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Congress President Pardeep Chhabra and senior leaders of Congress today strongly condemned the BJP led Central Government which has snatched the rights of farmers throughout the country by passing the anti-farmer bills in Parliament which were promulgated as ordinances during lock down period. Chhabra said that if the bills are actually in favour of the farmers and they are so confident of support, why was a ballot vote not allowed on the issue in the Parliament. The 3 bills passed in the Parliament were:
- The Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020.
- The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020.
- Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.
Chhabra said that even BJP knows that these 3 bills are against the interests of the farmers and puts the small and medium farmers at huge risk of exploitation by the big corporates, but just to please their own crony capitalist friends, the BJP has hurriedly passed these bills and did not even allow an open ballot vote in Parliament as per the valid demands of opposition. Further, Pardeep Chhabra added that all over the country the farmers are up in arms against the BJP government of Narendra Modi and Congress as the principal opposition party will always stand by the farmers and make their voice heard in Parliament and on the streets. Chandigarh Congress has put its weight behind the farmer’s protests and said that they will not allow the small and medium farmers to be exploited by big corporates and will keep pressing for providing equal opportunity, better prices, ensuring that MSP is not removed and to fight for provision of redressal measures to the farmers.