Good response to farm laws, protests only in Punjab: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said on October 3, Saturday that the recently-enacted farm laws have received an “overwhelming response” from the farming community and they have appreciated the government and are delighted by this law. He said that there were no protests in any part of India over these legislations except Punjab.

Further, he alleged that there are political interests and support of parties like Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) behind the protests in Punjab.

Javadekar was addressing a bunch of farmers in Chorao village of North Goa as a part of the ruling BJP’s initiative for creating awareness about the farm laws.

“There are no protests against the farm laws anywhere in the country except Punjab. You should not hold distress and fights as a part of a political agenda,” the Environment Minister said in his address to the farmers.

“These two laws have received an overwhelming response from the farming community all over the country,” Javadekar claimed.

Javadekar also said that the party leaders were holding secret meetings across the country on this issue as large public gatherings are not allowed in the times of the pandemic.

He has also accused NCP chief and former Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar of failing to implement the Swaminathan Committee report, which consisted of several recommendations in the favour of farmers.

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