PM Modi Accused Opposition For Ongoing Farmers Protest

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday blamed the Opposition for the ongoing stir by thousands of farmers, who have been protesting the three new farm laws by camping near Delhi’s borders, saying the peasants have been misled.

Modi was addressing the public after laying the foundation stone for a desalination plant and a milk processing and packaging plant in Gujarat’s Kutch.

“The country is asking why small farmers who produce grains and pulses should not get the freedom to sell crops. Agricultural reforms were in demand for years. Many farmers’ organisations have also demanded in advance that they should be given an option to sell food grains anywhere,” the PM Modi said, backing the clauses from the recently-cleared laws by the government.

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