The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), that are a part of the ruling coalition in Maharashtra, on Friday mentioned they’d strive to make sure that the farm sector reform payments are usually not applied within the state.
Speaking in Pune, deputy Chief Minister and NCP chief Ajit Pawar mentioned farmers in addition to the NCP and different events are against the brand new payments.
“Farmers think that the laws are not beneficial for them. There was no hurry (to pass them),” he mentioned.
Asked whether or not they can be applied in Maharashtra, he mentioned, “We will try to ensure that they are not implemented, but at the same time we will have to see what new issues crop up.
“We are learning what can occur if the matter goes to the court docket,” Mr Pawar said, adding that the government has sought opinion of the legal department too.
He had held a meeting on the issue where Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil, Cooperation Minister Balasaheb Patil, leaders of Mathadi workers (head-loaders who work in APMCs) and other stake-holders were present, he added.
Earlier in the day, state Congress chief and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said they will “work collectively and take a choice on non-implementation of the brand new farm payments.”
State Congress leaders will meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on September 28 over the issue, while on October 2, a state-wide ”dharna” agitation will be held against the new bills, he added.
The Congress wanted both farm sector bills as well as the labour reform bills to be scrapped, Mr Thorat said.
“The new payments purpose to scrap the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs). The authorities desires to demolish the APMC system and hand over the advertising and marketing system to merchants.
Due to this, farmers won’t get the minimal assist value. Even the (previous) labour safety legal guidelines are being scrapped,” he alleged.
PWD Minister and one other Congress chief Ashok Chavan mentioned the brand new payments will profit solely the wealthy and corporates.
Various farmer teams had referred to as for a nationwide shutdown on Friday towards the three farm sector payments which await presidential assent.
The three payments are the Farmer”s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
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