"Today, by increasing the MSP of six Rabi crops, the central government, under the leadership of the prime minister has reiterated its same resolve. I express my heartfelt gratitude to Shri Narendra Modi and Shri Narendra Singh Tomar for this," he said.
Shah said those who are looking to reclaim their lost political ground by "provoking" farmers, had purchased only 1.25 lakh metric tonnes of pulses while in power between 2009-14, while the Modi government has purchased 76.85 lakh metric tonnes of pulses in 2014-19.
"This difference of 4,962 per cent clearly shows the dedication of Modi ji," he said.
The home minister also said that those opposing the Modi government's agricultural reform bills are actually opposed to the happiness of farmers and the true value of their produce.
"These people do not want that the food provider who feeds the country will ever be as rich and empowered as them. But the Modi government will continue to give farmers their rights," he said.
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