“But the people who ruled this country for decades are attempting to mislead the farmers on this issue. They are lying to the farmers,” he added.
Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal quit as the food processing minister over the Bills, which her party says are anti-farmer.
The three legislations seek to allow farmers and traders to sell and buy outside designated mandis, facilitate agreements between farmers and buyers and exempt certain agriculture commodities from the purview of the Essential Commodities Act except in extraordinary circumstances such as abnormal increase or fall in prices.
Farmers in Punjab, Haryana and also parts of west Western Uttar Pradesh say that once these Bills are made into laws, the existing system of minimum support price
and procurement will come to an end.
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