January 19, 2022

Sharad Pawar demanded for amendment in Farm Acts NCP gives clarification: cleaning up NCP on Sharad Pawar’s letter for changes in agricultural laws


Highlights:

  • Cleanliness of NCP after the fierce debate over Sharad Pawar’s viral letter to support farmers
  • NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapse said that the model APMC Act was brought to the Vajpayee government in 2003
  • When Sharad Pawar became Agriculture Minister, he had made a consensus on this act and presented it to the states.

Mumbai
The viral letter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar has been politically heated amid farmers supporting ‘Bharat Bandh’. On one hand, the NCP has clarified that the model APMC Act was brought by the Vajpayee government in 2003. At the same time, Union Minister Ravi Shankar is attacking the opposition parties including Congress, NCP and said that these people join any movement to save their existence.

Ravi Shankar’s hullabaloo on Pawar’s letter
Attacking Sharad Pawar, Ravi Shankar said, “When Sharad Pawar was the Agriculture Minister, he wrote a letter to the Chief Ministers of all the states about private sector participation in the market infrastructure. Ravi Shankar further said, ‘When Sharad Pawar was the Minister of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, he wrote a letter to all the Chief Ministers of the country. In which he wrote that a change in the mandi act is necessary, it is necessary to come to the private sector, farmers should have the opportunity to sell their crops anywhere.

Ravi Shankar further said, ‘What we have done today, 8-9 years ago Manmohan Singh ji’s government was doing this, in 2005 Sharad Pawar was saying this. At the time, Sharad Pawar was saying that if you do not improve, we will stop giving financial support. At that time, SP, RJD, CPI and other parties were supporting Manmohan Singh’s government.

What is the whole matter?
Explain that government sources had told that Sharad Pawar, as agriculture minister in the UPA government, had demanded a change in the APMC Act to give a boost to the private sector. Sources said that now when this Modi government is doing it, Pawar is opposing it. Now the NCP says that the amendment that was asked for was a law brought by the Vajpayee government in 2003.

Read: When Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar advocated changes in the Act in APMC

NCP cleaning on Sharad Pawar’s letter
According to the NCP, then the state governments were shy of implementing it, so when Pawar became the Minister of Agriculture, he sought suggestions from the Agricultural Boards to form a consensus on the law and then put it before the state governments. After this, many states came forward to implement the law.

The NCP spokesman said that the Adarsh ​​APMC Act 2003 was brought by the Vajpayee government. However, many states were not in the mood to implement it at that time. The NCP further said, “As the Minister of Agriculture in the UPA Government, Pawar had tried to form a consensus among the State Agricultural Marketing Boards by inviting suggestions for implementation of the Act.”

‘Pawar formed consensus on Vajpayee government’s act’
Mahesh Tapse further said, ‘State Governments were explained about the benefits to the farmers under the Model APMC Act. After this, many state governments came forward to implement it. NCP Spokesperson Mahesh Tapse said, “Farmers across the country are also benefiting from the Act, in which Pawar reformed according to farmer interests.”

Read: Congress was advocating for agricultural legislation in Parliament, then video of Sibal goes viral

‘Modi government law creates fear in farmers’ mind’
Taapsee also said that the new law the Modi government has brought has raised doubts in the minds of farmers about the minimum support price (MSP). Taapsee also said that the Modi government has failed to address many issues in the new laws. The Modi government has not been able to form a broad consensus. The government has failed to quell the fears of the farmers and the opposition.

Ravi Shankar’s speech on Pawar’s letter
Attacking Sharad Pawar, Ravi Shankar said, “When Sharad Pawar was the Agriculture Minister, he wrote a letter to the Chief Ministers of all the states about private sector participation in the market infrastructure. Ravi Shankar further said, ‘When Sharad Pawar was the Minister of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, he wrote a letter to all the Chief Ministers of the country. In which he wrote that a change in the mandi act is necessary, it is necessary to come to the private sector, farmers should have the opportunity to sell their crops anywhere.

‘Manmohan government was doing what we are doing today 9 years ago’
Ravi Shankar further said, ‘What we have done today, 8-9 years ago Manmohan Singh ji’s government was doing this, in 2005 Sharad Pawar was saying this. At the time, Sharad Pawar was saying that if you do not improve, we will stop giving financial support. At that time, SP, RJD, CPI and other parties were supporting Manmohan Singh’s government.

Pawar demanded a change in the agricultural law
Let us know that many opposition parties, including Sharad Pawar, have supported the Bharat Bandh called on December 8 of the farmers in protest against the agricultural law. After this, government sources had told that when Pawar was a minister in the UPA government, he had asked the Chief Ministers of the states to amend the APMC Act so that the private sector could play an important role. In this regard, Pawar’s letter to the then Delhi CM Sheila Dixit and Shivraj Singh Chauhan went viral.


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