New Delhi: BJP nationwide president JP Nadda on Wednesday supported the three agriculture associated bills introduced in the Lok Sabha at the same time as the authorities is dealing with opposition on these bills from its allies like the Akali Dal and from farmers in Haryana and Punjab, who’re protesting in opposition to the reforms bills.

The three bills are the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill 2020.

Elaborating BJP’s stand on the invoice, he stated: “The three bills are for the benefit of farmers. These are going to change the face of agriculture and the fortunes of farmers in the country.”

“In all his policy decisions, PM Modi has always kept farmers, the poor and people from the lower strata of society in mind. The PM’s only objective is to empower them and bring them to the mainstream of society,” he informed mediapersons.

Regarding the authorities package deal, Nadda stated a provision of Rs one lakh crore has been made to be spent on agriculture reforms and infrastructure development.

Talking about the bills, he stated that the Essential Commodities Act was introduced in 1955 as there was a foodgrain scarcity then. “In the new Act passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, this has been deregulated,” he stated.

He defined that the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce Bill has been introduced to make sure that farmers can promote their product anyplace and to anybody as per their want. This will guarantee higher costs for farmers.

Regarding the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, he stated that this may take away all the obstacles in the means of contract farming and can work as a mannequin settlement between farmers and contract farmers.

Nadda criticised the Congress for opposing the invoice. “By opposing the bill, the Congress has once again exposed itself. Looks like the party doesn’t want the welfare and development of farmers,” he stated.