‘Here to serve our farmers’: Modi allays fears over farm Bills

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with key stakeholders from Electronic Media through video conferencing to discuss the emerging challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in New Delhi on March 23, 2020. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday again sought to assure the opposition on minimum support price (MSP) and to allay the fears of farmers after the two agriculture Bills were passed by Parliament with the Rajya Sabha giving its nod.

“I said it earlier and I say it once again: System of MSP will remain. Government procurement will continue,” Modi tweeted.

“We are here to serve our farmers. We will do everything possible to support them and ensure a better life for their coming generations.”

Earlier on Sunday, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 were passed by the upper house, as opposition MPs continued to shout slogans. Some lawmakers even staged a walkout in protest.

After the Bills were passed, many opposition parties protested inside the Parliament.

The Lok Sabha has already passed these bills.

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