Allow states to adopt laws, MSP to all states, limit purchase
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a way to bring an end to the farmers’ protest by creating three provisions in the rules of the controversial farm laws. He suggested that the rules must have provision for states to adopt the laws in writing and maintaining Minimum Support Price (MSP) in all states. He also suggested there should be a provision to limit the buying of food grains by only those who have no other major commercial or business interests other than agriculture trade.
In a detailed letter, Subramanian Swamy suggested that: “Therefore, I suggest that the rules to be framed for these Acts, may include three rules for these Acts which meet the demand of the Opposing states. First, a rule that provides for states which do not want to implement this Act. Hence the rule should restrict the implementation of the Act to those states which in writing inform its willingness to implement the Act, and thus those who do not inform its willingness to implement may be given the freedom not to benefit from the salutary aspects of the Agricultural Reforms Acts.
A few days back, Swamy had said that he had had an “informal chat” with around a dozen BJP MPs about the ongoing protest, all of who “agreed” to his proposals.
“I believe that the agitation should terminate once these provisions in the rules are incorporated in the Acts passed by Parliament. The Second rule should state that every State would be eligible for a Minimum Support Price (MSP) in perpetuity. The Third rule should limit the buying of the food grains by only those who have no other major commercial or business interests other than in agricultural trade.”
A few days back, Swamy had said that he had had an “informal chat” with around a dozen BJP MPs about the ongoing protest, all of who “agreed” to his proposals. In his letter to Prime Minister Modi, Swamy also said that “trouble makers and anti-national elements” had infiltrated the agitation, which has “been largely and mostly peaceful with clear cut single demand of scrapping the Act.” These “have to be dealt with strictly,” Swamy said.
Subramanian Swamy’s three-page letter to Prime Minister is published below:
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