Addressing the nation on the occasion of Gurpurab, PM Modi announced the decision of repealing the three farm laws made by the government before the winter session of Parliament.
Farmers have been sitting on the border of Delhi in protest against these laws since last year from November 26. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of the three controversial farm laws.
While addressing the nation, PM Modi said, “Today is Prakash Parv, not the time to blame anyone. I would request all my protesting farmer friends- return home to your fields and families and make a new beginning. Whatever I did, I did for farmers and whatever I am doing, I am doing for the country.”
Taking back the agricultural laws, PM Modi repeatedly said that the intentions behind the farm laws were honest and sincere while admitting failure to convince a section of the farmers.
The three farm laws were The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
They began on June 5, 2020. All three ordinances were replaced by the previous Acts that were passed by Parliament in September 2020.
While no official reason has been mentioned, the decision of scrapping the laws comes just before the Winter Session of Parliament that is planned to begin on November 29. In the previous session of Parliament, the opponents strongly opposed the government over the laws, and it led to bitterness and affected the functioning of the Houses.
It has been almost a year since the farmers protested these agricultural laws. In the meantime, many farmers lost their lives and the peasant movement was also in many controversies.