Farmers protesting against the controversial Farm Laws have threatened to block the Ghazipur border connecting Delhi and Uttar Pradesh as the agitation entered its 25th day. This came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again defended the controversial laws.
Pm Modi shared a letter written by his Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers on Twitter as he wrote, “Do read this letter penned by Agriculture Minister @nstomar Ji to our hardworking farmer sisters and brothers. The letter elaborately explains aspects relating to the agricultural reforms and how they will benefit farmers.”
In his letter to farmers, Tomar had written, “I urge the farmers to recognize this white lie being spread by some people motivated by political interests and reject it outright. The government which gave MSP one and a half times of the cost to the farmers, the government which in the last 6 years has almost doubled the amount of MSP in the account of farmers, such government will never stop MSP. MSP continues and will continue.”
Farmers’ latest threat to block the Ghazipur border came days after Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait warned the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to ‘not intervene in our agitation and stop trying to create hindrance as it will prolong till our demand of scrapping farm laws is not fulfilled.’
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