Haryana farmers extend support to new farm law, ask government not to repeal it

A delegation of farmers from Haryana met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi and extended their support to the new farm laws.

The delegation, led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (Mann) Haryana state leader Guni Prakash submitted a letter of support to Mr Tomar on the farm laws and demanded the government to continue with these legislations.

They also threatened to start a protest if new farm laws are repealed. Mr Guni Prakash said that the ongoing farmers’ agitation is no longer a peasant movement. The BKU leader sought to know why the previous government did not implement the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission till 2014. This was the second group of farmers from Haryana that met Mr Tomar and extended support to the farm laws. The first group had met the minister on December 7.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, the Agriculture Minister said, the farmer leaders submitted a memorandum supporting the three farm laws. Mr Tomar said they also shared their experience on how these laws are benefiting farmers.

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