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Three Farm Laws Repealed : Opposition Leaders Shashi Tharoor, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee , Ashok Gehlot, Naveen Patnaik React

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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation announced the repeal of three farm laws , this how the opposition leaders reacted in their tweets .

Senior Congress leader and MP , Shashi Tharoor  in a tweet wrote, Sometimes a brute majority isn’t enough. Democracy isn’t just about winning elections every five years. It is about respecting the people between elections. A lesson learned seven years too late by our feckless government.

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister

Naveen Patnaik , Chief Minister Odisha

Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Chief Minister

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma welcomed the repeal of the three farm laws and hoped the government draws lessons to not bypass Parliament and meaningfully engages with the opposition before enacting laws with far reaching consequences. “Truth and justice has prevailed and the farmers’ protests vindicated. Had the government not bypassed Parliament scrutiny and excluded stakeholders from consultations, the pain and suffering of the farmers and the loss of lives could have been avoided,” he said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the agri laws.

Bone Of Contention – Three farm Laws

— The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act: provides for setting up a mechanism allowing farmers to sell their farm produces outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Any licence-holder trader can buy the produce from the farmers at mutually agreed prices. This trade of farm produces will be free of mandi tax imposed by the state governments.

— The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act: allows farmers to do contract farming and market their produces freely.

— The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act: is an amendment to the existing Essential Commodities Act.

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