Pawar sought amendment to farm law for farmers benefit: Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Sunday defended Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar for actively pushing States to amend the APMC Act when he was the Union agriculture minister underneath UPA-2 rule. Raut stated Pawar’s intentions had been then aligned with farmers’ welfare and claimed that in 2010, corporates had not entered farming in a giant means.
Raut, in his weekly column RokhThok in Sena mouthpiece Saamana, commented on the controversial farm legal guidelines handed by the Centre which have triggered the continued farmers’ protest on Delhi borders alongside Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Raut described the three legal guidelines, billed by the Centre as key reforms within the agricultural sector, as ‘dark’ legal guidelines that may flip ‘farms into graveyards’ and spell ‘death’ for farmers.
Pawar, whereas he was the Union agriculture minister within the UPA dispensation, wrote to varied chief ministers of states searching for amendment to the APMC Act, facilitating the entry of personal sector. BJP, which has been claiming that the opposition events had been engaged in political mischief and deceptive the farmers by fanning their protest, used Pawar’s letter in assist of its allegation and slammed the NCP’s assist to the farmers’ protest.