Congress’ 2019 manifesto had similar reforms as Modi government’s farm bills: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prime News, National (New Delhi), December 7:- Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday launched a no-holds-barred attack on the Congress and opposition parties for protesting against the new farm laws. Addressing the media here, senior party leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Congress has exposed its ‘double standards’ by opposing the new laws as he referred to the party’s 2019 manifesto wherein it had promised to repeal/amend the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC).

“Opposition parties have jumped into the issue of new farm laws. During UPA rule, they did exactly what Modi govt is doing today for reforms in the farm sector. Now that they are losing polls, they take part in any protest for the sake of their existence,” he said.

He said that the opposition parties are “opposing the Narendra Modi government for the sake of opposition, forgetting their own work in the past”.

Prasad said that when Sharad Pawar, who is also opposing the new farm laws, was agriculture minister, he wrote to all Chief Ministers for ‘private sector participation’ in market infrastructure.

Attacking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Prasad said that the Aam Aadi Party government in Delhi has notified and implemented the new laws on November 23.

“Here you are protesting and there you are removing the gazette,” he said this while referring to Kejriwal’s support to the farmers. The Delhi CM earlier today visited the Singh border where he met the protesting farmers and reviewed arrangements made for them by the city government. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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