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“Ignorance, Misinformation”: Agriculture Minister Takes On Sharad Pawar


Narendra Singh Tomar posted a rejoinder to Sharad Pawar’s 9-point critique of the farm legal guidelines.

New Delhi:

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday took on his predecessor Sharad Pawar for a sequence of tweets from a day in the past, through which the Nationalist Congress Social gathering (NCP) chief had assailed the central authorities’s new farm legal guidelines which have triggered widespread protests.

“Sharad Pawar ji is a veteran politician and a former Union Agriculture Minister, who can be thought of well-versed with the problems & options regarding Agriculture. He has himself tried exhausting to carry the identical agriculture reforms earlier,” Mr Tomar wrote in a sequence of tweets.

“Since he speaks with some expertise and experience on the difficulty, it was dismaying to see his tweets make use of a mixture of ignorance & misinformation on the agriculture reforms. Let me take this chance to current some info,” he mentioned, posting a desk with responses to Sharad Pawar’s nine-point critique of the legal guidelines.

“As he’s such a veteran chief, I wish to consider that he was genuinely misinformed of the info. Now that he has the suitable info, I hope he can even change his stand & additionally clarify the advantages to our farmers,” Mr Tomar tweeted.

The feedback got here a day after Mr Pawar, who was the Union Agriculture Minister for 10 years in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s authorities, on Saturday said the brand new central legal guidelines will adversely have an effect on the Minimal Assist Worth (MSP) and weaken the mandi system.

The 80-year-old veteran politician, whose get together instructions a major share of the agrarian vote in Maharashtra, posted six tweets amid escalating tensions between the federal government and farmers protesting the legal guidelines that peaked on Republic Day after violent clashes with the police as sections of their huge tractor parade strayed off agreed routes.

It was additionally seen as a counter to the BJP which has been attacking the opposition Congress and its allies just like the NCP for their support to the farmers’ movement, claiming that comparable reforms had been deliberate for years earlier than Prime Minister Narendra Modi took workplace.

Mr Pawar mentioned he nearly participated within the all-party assembly with PM Modi through which points associated to the proposed agenda for the finances session, farmers’ agitation, ladies’s invoice and different vital points had been mentioned.

Supporting the farmers stand that the brand new legal guidelines will lead to lack of earnings, Mr Pawar had posted the desk with nine-points the place he felt the brand new legal guidelines deviated from the longstanding plans for reforms.

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