SGT Times Reporter
New Delhi, November 19
In a major announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti today said that the BJP govt has decided to repeal all the three controversial farm laws in the upcoming winter session of parliament.
The PM said that though the goal of the three farm bills was to empower farmers, especially the small farmers, the government could not convince a section of farmers.
The big announcement, which comes just as Punjab readies itself for assembly polls, will be looked at as a measure to appease the farmers of the state who protested the most against the bill.
In the first reaction coming after the announcement, Captain Amrinder Singh has welcomed the move.
Modi in his address pointed what his government has done to help the small farmers and gave his rationale for bringing the three agricultural reforms, which turned controversial later.
The Prime Minister said that farmers upliftment was the biggest priority for his government since he took office in 2014. He said that the laws were meant for the upliftment of the 10 crore small farmers of the nation.
He listed that the small farmers have received Rs 1 lakh crore in funds due to the crop insurance scheme launched by the government and that the agriculture budget has increased more than five times in his tenure.