Baba Ramdev has made a big statement on the agricultural laws of the Center, for which farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi for months.
Ramdev has appealed to the central government to postpone the new agricultural laws for three years and the farmers and the government should sit together and discuss policies of interest to the farmers and the country. He further said that he is not a spokesperson of the government nor does he want to do contract farming, but the need for improvement is in every field.
Baba Ramdev was attending a businessman’s wedding in Samalkha, Haryana on Friday. During this time he had said that farmers are agitating for repeal of agricultural laws. Neither the government nor the farmer is willing to accept it, but this deadlock must end. There is a middle ground in every problem.
The yoga guru said that the government has already spoken of not enforcing these laws for a year and a half. If the farmers feel that this is not enough time, then the Center should increase it to three years. In the meantime, the farmers and the government should sit together and discuss the interest of agriculture and the country and make laws on what is right.
Thousands of farmers have been camping at several Delhi border points since November last year, demanding the government to repeal three agricultural laws and provide them with a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.
Several rounds of talks between the government and farmer unions have not been able to resolve the deadlock.
Farmers are opposing three newly created agricultural laws: the Farmers `Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmer Empowerment and Protection Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.