In a big announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday morning that the Central Government has decided to repeal the three contentious farm laws.
The three controversial farm laws have caused massive farmer protests across the country and thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have been protesting outside Delhi since November 2020, demanding that the laws be repealed.
The announcement from Modi came on the Guru Purab festival when Sikhism founder Guru Nanak’s birthday is celebrated. “Maybe something was lacking in our tapasya, which is why we could not convince some farmers about the laws. But today is Prakash Parv, not the time to blame anyone. Today, I want to tell the people that we have decided to repeal the three farm laws,” PM Modi said in an address to the nation.
“Whatever I did was for farmers. What I am doing is for the country. We haven’t been able to convince farmers. Only a section of them was defying the laws, but we kept trying to enlighten and inform them,” PM Modi said.
Although the government conducted several rounds of talks with the farmers, the protests did not stop and they strongly stood against the farm laws. Interestingly, Modi’s stunning announcement was made ahead of key state elections.