Punjab CM was also a part of farm bills committee: Union minister Danve

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

Union Minister Raosaheb Danve on Saturday stated Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, whose occasion is protesting towards the brand new farm sector legal guidelines, was a part of a committee which studied the draft legislations. Singh’s authorities was in favour of the payments, he claimed. The Congress, which guidelines in Punjab, is opposing the brand new legal guidelines.

Danve, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, stated the three payments have been launched after in depth consultations with all stakeholders, and claimed they have been being opposed for “political purposes”.

“These bills were not brought by the BJP alone. A committee of chief ministers, including CM Amarinder Singh of Punjab, deliberated on them.

“The opposition events had had their say on the payments,” Danve said, speaking to reporters.

He claimed the Punjab government was in favour of the bills as farmers there were paying 8.5 per cent tax while selling their produce.

The Farmers’ 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 became law after getting the presidential assent earlier this week.

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