Bhubaneswar, Sep 24: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Rajyasabha MP, Digvijaya Singh today vehemently criticized the draconian bill passed by the Central Government which is against the interest of the farmers.
Singh while addressing the media at Congress Bhavan in Bhubaneswar said Congress is always working to give proper justice to the farmers of the land basing on the ideologies of the father of nation Mahamta Gandhi, Pandit Jawarla Neheru, Sardal Patel and Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
“It is during the time of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Sastri, the minimum support price get a nod instead of cost support price. The Panchyatraj system was strengthened during formers Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi,” said Singh.
He further said that since 2014 the Modi government in center is continuously taking steps against farmers and labourers of this nation.
“Today the disputed farmers bill is given top priority only to open the doors for multinational corporations of some of the developed countries in the rural agricultural market of India. But Congress has never bent down before the pressures of so called developed nations by compromising the interest of the farmers. As per the provisions of the present bill if farmers will not be paid the minimum support price for their agricultural produce then no legal action can be taken against the corporates. The MNCs will have their monopoly on the rural agri market of India. The corporate will get scope to open their own mandis where the farmers will be exploited,” added Singh.
Singh criticised the both BJD and BJP saying that both the parities have secrete agreement and both the party is entirely against the interest of the farmers the labourers.
“In case of contract farming, this bill gives more protection to the interest of the corporate instead of farmers. If the farmer is exploited by the company then he can’t’ go directly to the court of law. Fast of all he has to lodge complain before the SDM and if aggrieved by the order of SDM then can file an appeal before the collector of that districts. If aggrieved by the order of Collector then he has the only option to go before the central Govt. to get the justice. Those farmer leading in a remote village cant evil go to the govt. at Delhi. The present APMC act will be controlled by the central govt. which is entirely against the interest of the farmers,” further said Singh.