Union minister Tomar says no plan to bring back farm laws, slams Rahul for ‘cheap politics’ | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday clarified that the Centre has no plans to bring back the three scrapped farm laws and lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for “misleading the people”.
Tomar’s statement comes a day after Rahul accused the Centre of hatching a conspiracy to bring back the three laws after the assembly elections are concluded in five states, including Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul made these remarks after Tomar said at an event earlier that the Centre has moved a “step back” on the farm laws and “will move forward again”.
Hitting out at Rahul, Tomar said the Congress leader is indulging in “cheap politics” to mislead the people.
“There is no proposal of the government to bring back agriculture reform laws. People like Rahul Gandhi indulge in cheap politics. These people have tried unsuccessfully to mislead the country by misquoting my statement. There is no such proposal to bring back the repealed laws,” Tomar told reporters in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena.
In Nagpur, Tomar had said that the Centre brought agriculture amendment laws, but some people did not like these laws which were a big reform brought about 70 years after the Independence under Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s leadership.
“But the government is not disappointed, we moved a step back and we will move forward again because farmers are India’s backbone,” Tomar had said.
After this statement, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi had said in a tweet in Hindi on Saturday that the country’s agriculture minister has insulted PM Modi’s apology. “If anti-farmer steps are taken again, then satyagraha of annadatas will take place. Had defeated arrogance, will again defeat it,” he had said.
In November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the decision to repeal the three controversial laws, which had triggered a year-long protests from thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh.
A bill to scrap the laws was cleared in Parliament and approved by the President in December, following which the farmers called off their agitation.
(With inputs from PTI)





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