BJP gave reservation to IB people, Opposition misleading farmers: Yudhvir Sethi

Excelsior Correspondent

KATHUA, Dec 8: J&K BJP vice president, Yudhvir Sethi slammed the opposition for misleading the farmers in the country by propagating blatant lies about the farm bills. He said that some political parties are trying to spoil the atmosphere, especially the present stand taken by them on model APMC Act shows their double standards:
While addressing poll campaign meeting in support of Karan Attri, Party’s candidate from Mahreen constituency of Kathua district, the senior BJP leader asserted that Congress is spreading misinformation and misleading the farmers over the new Farm Laws. Opposition parties are trying to disrupt law and order in the country, he added.
“The Congress, in their 2019 manifesto, had promised to repeal the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act and make trade of agricultural produce including export free from all restrictions,” Sethi said, adding that those who are supporting the Bharat Bandh should apologize to the farmers for misleading them over the Farm Laws.
Sethi said that BJP Government at the Centre has taken revolutionary steps for the benefit of farmers including Crop Insurance Scheme, PM Agricultural Irrigation Scheme, has done the work of linking farming with technology. Along with this, through the ‘One Nation One Market’, the work of selling the produce of farmers has been done, he added.
“The opposition parties are betraying the spirit of values, ideologies and principles in politics by unleashing anarchy in the name of opposing farm bills and supporting Bharat Bandh call,” he said.
Sethi reiterated that the recently passed farm bills in the Parliament do not impact MSP or provisions of APMC Act in any way. He urged the party workers to reach out to farmers on the ground and inform them about the importance and intricacies of the new farm reforms and how these will empower them.
Sethi emphasised that PM, Narendra Modi as well as Union Home Minister, Amit Shah had shown political guts and facilitated extension of three per cent reservation to International Border (IB) dwellers at par with populace living near Line of Control (LoC).
Among others who were present included Janak Bharti senior leader, Rahul Hans and Raj Singh Mandal Pradhan.