Bareilly (UP), 04th Oct, 2020:  Salient points of my address during “Kisan Chaupal” at various places in Bareilly and Rampur (UP):

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the “Congress Syndicate” is conspiring to “Vindicate” “feudalism of brokers and middlemen”.
While addressing farmers during “Kisan Chaupal” at Village Hurhuri at Mirganj in Bareilly and Village Dhanaili at Milak in Rampur today, Shri Naqvi said that the Congress and Company is trying to hide “Mountain of Truth” with “Bushes of Lies” but they will not succeed in their attempt. The “Congress Syndicate” is creating fear and confusion over agriculture reform bills just to protect interests of the “Feudal Middlemen”.
Shri Naqvi said that while on one hand the agriculture reform bills ensure elimination of middlemen on the other hand the bills give guarantee of better price for produce of the farmers. The Modi government is taking steps to empower the farmers, but the Congress is conspiring to mislead the farmers.
Shri Naqvi said that as Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act have been passed, now the farmers will get new opportunities to sell their produce, which will increase their profits. This will give the agriculture sector the benefit of modern technology and the farmers will be empowered. The minimum support price and government procurement will remain in place.
These Acts will give freedom to farmers for storage and sale of their crops and free them from the clutches of middlemen. Farmers will be liberated from legal restrictions. Farmers will not be compelled to sell their produce to the licensed traders in mandis anymore. Farmers will also get freedom from the tax of government mandis. The farmers will get their payments within 3 days. The dream of “One Nation, One Market” will be fulfilled.
Shri Naqvi said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is committed to welfare of villages and farmers of the country. Farmers’ rights will be protected by the Modi Government at any cost. Under the “Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi” in the Modi government, more than Rs 92,000 crore has been given to the farmers so far.
Shri Naqvi said that the Congress and other political parties are trying to mislead the farmers of the country by falsely claiming that through the Agricultural Reforms Acts there is a plan to end the minimum support price i.e. the MSP system. However, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has repeatedly said that the system of MSP will continue as before, across the country, and no change will be made. Not only this, the MSP of many crops has been increased. MSP of Wheat has been increased to Rs 1975 per quintal; Barley Rs 1600; Gram Rs 5100; Masur Rs 5100, Rapeseed & Mustard Rs 4650 and Safflower Rs 5327 per quintal.
Shri Naqvi said that during the UPA in 2009-10, the agriculture budget was Rs 12,000 crore, which has been raised to Rs 1.34 lakh crore by Modi Government; Soil Health Cards have been given to more than 22 crore farmers; Fasal Bima Yojna has benefitted about 8 crore farmers; Rs. 6,850 crore are being spent on 10,000 new Farmers Production Organisations by Modi government; Rs. 1 Lakh Crore announced for Agriculture Sector under Aatm Nirbhar Package; provision of Rs 15 lakh crore for farmer’s loan against earlier Rs 8 lakh crore; under the “Prime Minister Kisan Maan-Dhan”, there is provision of minimum Rs 3,000 / month pension to farmers after attaining the age of 60 years; talking about the payment of MSP, the Modi government has paid Rs 7 lakh crore to the farmers in 6 years, which is double that of the UPA government.
Shri Naqvi said that the Congress and Company is claiming that the contract farming will harm farmers’ interests as they will not be able to decide the price of their produce. But the fact is that the farmers will have all the freedom to decide price of their produce and if a farmer is not satisfied by the contract, he can cancel the contract. The agriculture reform bills give 100 per cent guarantee for protection of the farmers’ interests.