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Repeal of 3 farm laws is farmers’ victory: K Therie

NPCC President, K Therie (Centre) with vice president, V Lasuh and Chairman Minority Department, Rajesh Kumar Sethi during the press conference on November 21, 2021

No agriculture policy, no MSP in Nagaland

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 21: Two days after Prime Minister, Narendra Modi announced that the three farm laws will be repealed, the Congress party in Nagaland today said that this is the victory of the farmers and those people who supported the farmers.

Interacting with media persons here at Tourist Lodge, President of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee K Therie said that the Congress had demanded the Government to withdraw the controversial laws and apologize to the farmers and now the Prime Minister has done that.
He said after the farm laws were passed by the Government, the farmers began their protest in November last year. “For 13 months, they (NDA Government) has shown their arrogance”, he said, adding, after the BJP suffered humiliating defeat in the recent bye-elections, the BJP has cooled down.
Lamenting that even after the death of 700 farmers during their agitation the Prime Minister has not spoken a word, the NPCC President said a small section of people has defeated the BJP in the bye-elections, which is an indication of the downfall of the BJP. He said Narendra Modi’s arrogance has gone with the tendering of apology to the farmers.
Stating that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made several promises to the people of the country, which has not been fulfilled, Therie expressed doubts about his promise to repeal the controversial farm laws.
Thanking the people who have protected and stood by the farmers, the NPCC president said this lesson should be understood by the BJP. He also claimed that by 2024, there will be a change in the country and people with once again smile, indicating a change of Government at the Centre.
When asked to spell out the merits and demerits of the three farm laws, Therie said the three farm laws were passed to favour the corporate to take over the agriculture business. “Farmers were satisfied, why disturb them with the farm laws? Just to favour some corporates, it was introduced”, he stated.
Reply to a query about the impact of farm laws in Nagaland, he said Nagaland State Government has no policy in any Department, no MSP and no policy in agriculture. He said there is APMC but it is not being practised in the State at all. He called upon the people to come forward and support the agricultural farmers.

“There is no policy for agriculture in Nagaland. There is no system or innovation policy of the State Government. They are not thinking for the people but of other things”, he claimed.
Vice President of NPCC, V Lasuh said that the Kisan Congress of Nagaland has also protested against the farm laws. He said the Prime Minister has apologized, but that is not the end, as MSP has to come.
(Page News Service)