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Farmers' protest LIVE updates Day 23: 'Farm laws have not been introduced overnight', said PM Narendra Modi

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Farmers' protest LIVE updates Day 23: Prime Minister said on Friday that political parties, experts and even farmers had been demanding new farm laws for long, and assured that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism for crops will continue.

Addressing farmers of Madhya Pradesh through virtual mode, he alleged that opposition parties themselves advocated such laws, but now they were protesting because they did not want him to get credit for the reforms. The government was ready 24 hours to talk with farmers, the prime minister said, as the agitation against the new agri laws at Delhi borders entered its 23rd day.
Accusing the Congress and other opposition parties of spreading falsehood about the new farm laws, union minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday appealed to the agitating farmers not to fall prey to these "white lies" and said the Centre was ready to address all their concerns. The minister, in an eight-page open letter to farmers, said the Modi-government was committed to their welfare and stressed that the new legislation were aimed at benefitting small and marginal farmers.

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First Published: Fri, December 18 2020. 07:00 IST