His tweets discovered favour with the BJP, whose IT division head Amit Malviya mentioned Jha is the solely one that appears to have learn the Congress manifesto and is appalled at the duplicity of its management.
- Last Updated: September 18, 2020, 11:02 PM IST
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Suspended Congress chief Sanjay Jha on Friday mentioned the opposition celebration and the BJP had been on the similar web page on the farm sector payments as the Congress had earlier than the 2019 parliamentary elections proposed abolition of the APMC Act to make agricultural produce free from restrictions. Jha, who was suspended a couple of months in the past, sought to embarrass the Congress saying opening up the nationwide marketplace for farmers is a wise transfer and was a welcome step.
His tweets discovered favour with the BJP, whose IT division head Amit Malviya mentioned Jha is the solely one that appears to have learn the Congress manifesto and is appalled at the duplicity of its management. Jha additionally mentioned the modification in the Essential Commodities Act is in line with the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance’s personal intent earlier and “will benefit what Congress’s FDI in multi-brand envisaged. Bipartisan politics please!” “Folks, in our Congress Manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, we had ourselves proposed abolition of APMC Act and making agricultural produce free from restrictions. This is what Modi government has done in the farmers bills. BJP and Congress are on the same page here,” the suspended Congress chief mentioned on Twitter.
Responding to his tweet, Malviya mentioned, “The only person, who seems to have read the Congress manifesto, remembers it and is appalled at the duplicity of its leadership, who are conveniently abroad, while the Parliament is on and important steps to empower farmers are being taken…” Jha additionally mentioned, “Opening up the national market for farmers is a sensible move to give greater control over fair to attractive remuneration; less middlemen will boost farmer profitability. Protection against corporate exploitation can be built-in, as an assured MSP. Prima facie, welcome step!” He mentioned the farm payments remove middlemen and “isn’t that supposed to be BJP’s core vote-bank?”
Malviya, in one other tweet, mentioned, “Congress can ignore their manifesto but how about Dr Manmohan Singh?” He additionally put out the hyperlink to a report of February 2012 the place then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged states to amend the APMC Act. Lok Sabha has handed the payments — the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill. They are prone to be taken up in Rajya Sabha quickly.