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Farm laws: Rameshwar now calls for law on MSP

Ranchi: Welcoming the repeal of three contentious farm laws in the Parliament on Monday, Jharkhand’s finance minister Rameshwar Oraon has now demanded for bringing law on minimum support price (MSP) on agriculture produce. Oraon called the government’s move to take back the laws as victory of the farmers. He however said that their battle is only half won without MSP.

He said, “We now demand for a law on MSP for guaranteed price on agricultural products. Due to rising inflation, cost of farming has risen today but farmers fail to get right markets to sell their produce. To safeguard their interest and farming community in the country, we need to have a robust MSP system.”

Opposition BJP on the other hand hailed PM for taking the laws back in the interest of the farmers. State BJP president Deepak Prakash, also member of Rajya Sabha, said, “The laws were the need of the hour to help scores of farmers in the country and was framed after due diligence and deliberations. However, some vested interests succeeded in propagating falsehoods against it. Prime Minister being highly sensitive towards the farmers of this country, chose to take it back in the interest of the nation.”

Congress along with JMM and RJD are currently in power in Jharkhand. They had been staunchly opposing the farm laws since it debuted a year back.