Opposition in favor of middlemen who loot farmers: PM Modi

Opposition in favor of middlemen who loot farmers: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the passage of agriculture bills in the Lok Sabha and slammed the Opposition for not supporting reforms that he claimed will prove to be “farmers’ shields” against middlemen.

Farmers will have more opportunities to sell their produce without having to worry about middlemen and this will result in increased profits, PM Modi said in a virtual message after inaugurating Kosi rail mega bridge via video-conferencing.

His statements came in the backdrop of protests across the country against the passage of the bills.

While Congress MPs from Punjab burnt copies of the bills inside Parliament complex on Thursday, farmers of the state said they will stage a ‘rail roko’ agitation across the state from September 24 to September 26 .

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