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Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge slammed PM Modi for skipping meeting, saying he was supposed to head it to address issues.
Thousands of farmers across Punjab, Haryana reached Singhu to show support. Some were happy about the announced repeal of farm laws, others cautious until passage in Parliament.
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After the repeal of farm laws, protesting farmers now want govt to make MSP a legal guarantee for all 23 crops covered under the safety-net framework.
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Modi said the committee will also take decisions on promoting zero budgeting-based agriculture, evolving crop patterns as per the changing needs of India.
Farmers, farm leaders, economists and policy makers would do well to study this scheme carefully as it shows a possible path to the future.
Slamming the Centre over the Minimum Support Price (MSP) issue, Tikait alleged that the assurance that the system would continue is 'only on paper' while farmers want it in reality.
The decision came amid the protest by farmers in Haryana and Punjab against the government's decision to postpone procurement of paddy under MSP operation to 11 October.
The decision whether protesters will go ahead to gherao the Karnal mini-secretariat if there demands were not met will be decided at the mahapanchayat, BKU leader said.