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Modi govt acting like 'East India Company' with farmers: Congress
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Modi govt acting like 'East India Company' with farmers: Congress
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New Delhi, Sep 12 (TIWN) The Congress on Saturday slammed the Modi government over the three central laws promulgated through ordinances on June 5, saying it is acting like the "East India Company" to enslave the farmers.

Addressing a virtual press conference, Congress national media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Earlier the Modi government brought the law to acquire lands of farmers and now it has brought new laws to acquire the produce of farmers.”

Surjewala said that the three laws have been brought to take away the lands and produce of farmers.

He also alleged that the BJP is conspiring with the corporates to take away the produce of farmers.

He said, three central laws promulgated through ordinances on June 5 — The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020 — are a big jolt to farmers.

These new rules are meant to squeeze the farmers, their markets and to keep them under debt of corporates, he alleged.

“It is a conspiracy to keep farmers under debt of corporates. It is clear that the Modi government in connivance with its corporate friends is acting like the East India Company,” he said.

Surjewala further said that Modi came to power by promising 50 per cent more return to farmers on their investment but he is trying his best to finish the farming sector through these three ordinances.

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