New Delhi, Nov 19: Soon after PM Modi’s announcement to repeal the controversial legislation through constitutional measures in Parliament, a wave of happiness pervaded the air and a sense of victory was palpable.
People at Ghazipur border celebrated with ‘Jalebis’ and were seen distributing sweets amongst each other. Many others were also seen dancing to celebrate the moment.
People celebrate at Ghazipur border with ‘Jalebis’ following PM Narendra Modi’s announcement to repeal all three farm laws. pic.twitter.com/pr6MgsQDmV
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Several farmers present at the Ghazipur border were seen shouting slogans and enjoying ‘Jalebis’ while hailing the PM’s announcement.
Several top politicians too welcomed the move and called it Centre’s a gift to Punjab farmers on the occasion of guru Nanak Jayanti.
Prime Minister announced that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were at the centre of protests by farmers for the past year, and appealed to the protesting farmers to return home.
Addressing the nation on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Modi insisted that the laws were in the benefit of farmers and then apologised to people of the country while adding that the government could not convince a section of farmers despite its clear heart and clean conscience.
“There may have been some shortcoming in our efforts due to which we could not explain the truth, as clear as the light of the diya, to some of our farmer brothers,” he said.
Noting that it is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, he said it was no occasion to blame anyone. “I have come to tell you that we have decided to repeal the three farm laws. In the upcoming Parliament session starting at the end of this month, we will complete the constitutional process to repeal the three farm laws,” Modi said.
“I would request all my protesting farmer friends, today is the auspicious day of Guru Purab, return home, to your fields and family and make a new beginning, let us move forward afresh,” he said. The goal of the three farm laws was to empower farmers, especially small farmers, the prime minister said. He listed various steps taken by his government for the welfare of small farmers and pointed out that the agriculture budget has risen by five times with over Rs 1.25 lakh crore being spent annually.
Story first published: Friday, November 19, 2021, 12:46 [IST]