I urge farmers to end their agitation and return to their homes: Manohar Lal

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 20

Haryana Chief Minister,  Manohar Lal, while welcoming Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi’s announcement to repeal the three farm laws, made today on the auspicious occasion of Gurpurab, said that repealing these laws has once again highlighted the supreme character of the Prime Minister.

While addressing the media at his residence here today,   Manohar Lal said that for more than a year since the Central Government had brought three  Agriculture Laws for the benefit of farmers especially small and marginal one’s, unfortunatley some farmers union had been protesting on the Delhi borders.

“Today,  Narendra Modi while once again choosing the larger public interest announced to repeal these laws. However, soon after the introduction of these Laws, a large number of farmers had considered these laws beneficial for them and had also appreciated the Central Government,” said  Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said that the decision of the Prime Minister shows that keeping the interest of the public is paramount for him, as he announced to roll back these laws in the upcoming parliamentery session.

Like Prime Minister, I would also urge farmers sitting on Delhi borders, to immediately end their protest and return to their homes, as common man is also facing lot of difficulties due to this agitation. Now, positive attitude should be adopted towards this issue.

 Manohar Lal said that the Prime Minister has also said that a committee will be constituted for considering the demands of the farmers related to MSP. In this committee representatives of farmer unions, state governments and scientists will also be included. I hope a decision in this regard will also be taken soon, said the Chief Minister.

Farmers should not worry now, there is no scope of showing distrust towards Prime Minister

Responding to a question regarding withdrawal of cases registered against farmers,  Manohar Lal said that in these cases many other issues are taken into consideration, some cases are general while in some incidents cases are registered under serious sections. Now a positive initiative will be taken from the State Government’s side too and there will be no controversies.

“Haryana has faced a major impact of this agitation and during this one year, I have held various meetings with the Prime Minister, senior leaders and even with farmer unions.  As many as 11 formal meetings were held with the farmers on this issue, along with many informal meetings for sharing their message with the Centre. I think the effort put in by us has also played an important role in the decision taken by the Prime Minister,” said  Manohar Lal.

“The announcement made by Prime Minister today has certainly got mixed reactions as some have lauded him for this, while others are still not satisfied. I would urge the farmers that they should not worry now and trust the Prime Minister’s announcement,” said the Chief Minister while responding to a question regarding Farmer Unions showing distrust towards Prime Minister.

 Manohar Lal said that even the opposition has also shown trust. But if still people are spreading rumours and are showing distrust on this welfare decision it is very unfortunate.

Linking this decision with elections is not logical

Responding to another question regarding Prime Minister suddenly announcing the repeal of these laws,  Manohar Lal said that this decision has not taken overnight, talks over this have been going on for a long time and a lot of efforts have been put in for this. Linking this decision with elections is not logical and justified.  Elections come and go. By taking this decision, Prime Minister has certainly shown a  big heart.  He has once again proved that he is a common man’s leader.

“The government has always taken steps in the interest of the farmers. In Haryana for example, various steps have been taken for the welfare of farmers. Be it ensuring the reach of water to every tail end,  procurement of crops at Minimum Support Price, implementation of water conservation schemes, increasing compensation amount of damaged crops, soil testing labs,  Haryana has certainly set an example for other states for taking various farmer-friendly decisions,” he added.

Chief Minister also extended greetings on the occasion of Kartik Purnima and Gurpurab to the people of the state.