Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik welcomes PM Modi’s decision to repeal 3 farm laws

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to repeal the three farm laws on Friday.

Taking to Twitter, Patnaik said that the decision will be in the best interests of the country and its farmers. “Your farms and families have been waiting for long and they will be happy to welcome you back,” CM Naveen added.

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) continues to stand with the farmers, also said the Chief Minister.

Though the BJD supported many Bills, including the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, it had opposed certain provisions of the farm laws.

The party demanded that the Bills be sent to the Select Committee as the concerns of the small and marginal farmers on MSP have not been addressed properly.

Meanwhile, Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan termed it as a victory of farmers and said protests will continue till the laws are repealed in Parliament.

Earlier this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre has decided to repeal all three farm laws, Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance & Farm Services Act 2020, Farmers Produce Trade & Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act & Amendment to Essential Commodities Act. These farm laws have also been challenged before the Supreme Court.

He urged the protesting farmers to “return home to their families and let’s start afresh”.

“Despite our efforts, despite efforts by agriculture economists and agriculture scientists, we failed to convince a section of the farmers about the sincerity of our efforts,” he said.

“The objective of the three farm laws was that the farmers of the country, especially small land holding farmers should be strengthened, they should get right price for their produce and maximum options to sell the produce,” he added.

Also read: Farm Laws Will Be Repealed In Upcoming Parliament Session: Prime Minister Modi

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