Federal government dedicated to welfare of farmers: Jyotiraditya Scindia

New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Thursday protected the 3 new farm laws in Rajya Sabha saying the federal government was dedicated to farmers’ welfare, and questioned the opposition celebrations for altering their stance on farming market reforms. Speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament, senior BJP member Jyotiraditya Scindia said the federal government is devoted to the well-being of farmers and has taken a host of actions in the last six years to increase their income.Scindia, who was recently elected to Rajya Sabha, highlighted that the NDA federal government has achieved success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and also turning the crisis into a chance.

The BJP leader spoke at length on the three new farm laws passed by Parliament in September in 2015, and said the Centre has actually held 11 rounds of conversations with farmer unions to break the deadlock and end the over-two-month-long demonstration at different borders of the national capital.

Scindia attacked the Congress for altering its stand on the 3 legislations, saying that the Opposition party has actually favoured comparable laws in its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.He stated NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who was farming minister in the erstwhile UPA government, had actually written to the chief ministers for reform in farm trade and the need for economic sector participation in the agriculture sector.”Yeh Juban badalne ki aadat badalni hogi. Chat bhi mera pat bhi mera kab tak chalega (Opposition celebrations will need to change the practice of going back on words. Heads I win, tails you lose. For the length of time this will go on),” the BJP member said, and questioned for the length of time one would continue to hinder the interest of the country.Scindia, who stopped the Congress in March 2020 to sign up with the BJP, reeled out data to highlight that the procurement operation at the minimum assistance rate (MSP) has actually grown significantly under the NDA routine. The MSP is being repaired a minimum of 1.5 times of the production cost.He stated the Centre is offering Rs 6,000 annually to farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme and declares worth Rs 90,000 crore have actually been cleared under the crop insurance coverage scheme, besides establishing of Rs 1 lakh crore agri-infrastructure fund to produce storage capabilities and lower post-harvest losses.”The NDA federal government was committed to farmer well-being, it is devoted to farmer well-being and will remain dedicated to farmer well-being,” Scindia said.He likewise condemned the disrespect to the nationwide flag and violence at the Red Fort throughout the farmers’ tractor rally.Talking about the violence at the Red Fort on January 26, he stated one can not forgot the disrespect to the national flag and violence versus authorities personnel as they have engraved into memories.Scindia stated the opposition has insulted the President, the country and the democracy by boycotting the President’s address to both the Houses on January 29. He hailed the efforts of the federal government under the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in examining the spread of the coronavirus when there were grim forecasts of 80 crore infections and 20 lakh deaths.In a cricket analogy, Scindia stated India played a hook shot and drove bouncer of corona out of the boundary.He also criticised opposition parties for very first questioning the lockdown and after that the opening process.In an apparent jibe at the Congress, Scindia stated India voluntarily followed lockdown on the call of the prime minister to inspect spread of the coronavirus, however there was a lockdown during the Emergency situation in 1975 which was thrust upon the residents and the whole nation was transformed in a jail.After the BJP member spoke, it was turn of senior Congress MP Digvijaya Singh which led to some lighter moments in the House.Earlier while speaking on the Motion of Thanks, Swapan Dasgupta (nominated) stressed on the requirement for upgradation in the farming sector.”If we can rise above this standard partisanship and invite the Centre in the states and states with each other, I believe we can be looking forward not simply to a 11 percent (GDP) development however a development which can be 15 per cent which can be envy of the entire world,” he said.He also pointed that just 9-10 per cent of farmers get MSP for their crop.

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