In a letter to the farmers, Tomar claimed that three agrarian reform laws will form the foundation of a new chapter in Indian agriculture, making farmers more independent and empowered.
New Delhi| Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday wrote an eight-page letter defending the new agrarian laws, in view of the demonstrations of farmers who have been camped on the borders of Delhi for the past 22 days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the letter written by the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers as their ‘polite dialogue’ and urged farmers to read it. Agriculture Minister Tomar, through a letter, urged the farmers who are protesting at various borders of Delhi to avoid confusion against the three agricultural laws for ‘political selfishness’.
He also alleged that a conspiracy is being hatched to create a ‘wall of lies’ between the government and the farmers. He also shared a copy of the letter on Twitter.
PM Modi reacted to his tweet by tweeting, “Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar ji has expressed his feelings by writing a letter to the farmer brothers and sisters, trying to have a polite dialogue. I request all the contributors to read it. The countrymen are also urged that they should extend it to as many people as possible.”
कृषि मंत्री @nstomar जी ने किसान भाई-बहनों को पत्र लिखकर अपनी भावनाएं प्रकट की हैं, एक विनम्र संवाद करने का प्रयास किया है। सभी अन्नदाताओं से मेरा आग्रह है कि वे इसे जरूर पढ़ें। देशवासियों से भी आग्रह है कि वे इसे ज्यादा से ज्यादा लोगों तक पहुंचाएं। https://t.co/9B4d5pyUF1
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 17, 2020
Tomar’s letter to farmers
In a letter to the farmers, Tomar claimed that three agrarian reform laws will form the foundation of a new chapter in Indian agriculture, making farmers more independent and empowered. Terming the agricultural laws as historic, Tomar said that he has held talks with farmers’ organizations in several states who welcomed the new laws.
He said that he is very happy with it and a new hope has arisen in the farmers. “There are also examples of such farmers from different regions of the country who have started taking advantage of new laws,” he said.
For the last 22 days, farmers from all over the country (mostly from Punjab and Haryana) have been camping at different borders in Delhi.