Rajnath Singh supports farm laws, says 'Ready for discussion if any clause against farmers' interest'
The defence minister went on to say that if anyone believes there is a clause in these regulations that might harm farmers' interests, the government is willing to sit down and discuss with them.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh defended the Centre's three contentious agricultural laws on Thursday, saying his administration is willing to talk to farmers if they believe a section in the legislation is detrimental to their interests. Singh, who emphasised the need to thoroughly understanding the rules, stated that an "environment of resistance" is being created, and farmers should be aware of this.
On Thursday, Singh addressed an online meeting for a state-level Annapurna initiative under Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, praising the Narendra Modi administration for improving farmer welfare.
He stated that the government enacted three agricultural regulations, which should be properly understood, but an atmosphere of hostility is being generated.
While highlighting the benefits of the legislation, Singh stated that farmers have begun to realise the reality and calculate their profit and loss. He went on to say that he had extensively examined the agricultural legislations and could undoubtedly guarantee that no clause is detrimental to our farmers' interests.
The defence minister went on to say that if anyone believes there is a clause in these regulations that might harm farmers' interests, the government is willing to sit down and discuss with them. Over Rs 1.50 lakh crore has been credited to farmers' bank accounts, which has never happened before in the country's history. He also discussed Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, claiming that Rs 6,000 flows straight into farmers' accounts.
Farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camped outside Delhi's boundaries since late November in protest of the regulations, petitioning for their repeal.