While supporting the farmer unions from Punjab which have camped in Delhi to protest against the recent farm sector legislative reforms and are demanding that the Centre must repeal them, Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government has notified into power one of the three laws, Economic Times.
Having notified the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Delhi Government is now examining the other two laws which have already been passed by the two houses of the Parliament.
The first of the three laws was notified by Delhi Government through a gazette notification on bygone 23 November. This comes in contrast to CM Kejriwal's demand for the laws to withdrawn in a protest by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Jantar Mantar last month.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed CM Kejriwal and AAP for notifying the legislation and supporting it in legal contours, while also backing the call for the same law to be withdrawn.
Party's former Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari has said, "The notification exposes the duplicity of AAP and the Kejriwal government. They want to share the benefits of the new farm laws while misguiding the farmers."
As a result, the farmers of Delhi are now free to sell their crops anywhere, even outside the Mandis. It should be noted that while selling fruits and vegetables outside the Mandis was already permitted in Delhi, now selling of grains is also be allowed.
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