The Prime Minister chose the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti to announce the repeal of the three laws, das Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, das Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act und das Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
“Today is the holy festival of light of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This is not the time to blame anyone, ”said Prime Minister Modi.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chairman Rakesh Tikait said the prime minister’s announcement to withdraw the three controversial farm laws was a start for the protesting Farmers only return to their homes after the proper decision has been made through parliament. He also stressed that the government should speak to farmers about the issue of minimum support price (MSP) for crops and other matters.
“The protest will not be withdrawn immediately, we will wait for the day when the agricultural laws will be repealed in parliament. Besides MSP, the government should talk to farmers about other issues, ”Tikait tweeted in Hindi.