At the Khat panchayat in Morena. (News18)
Congress leader Kamal Nath said that the Centre plans to assign mandi status to traders with the new laws, and once this happens, MSP will cease to exist
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Extending his support to farmers agitating over minimum support price (MSP) and other issues, former chief minister and state Congress president Kamal Nath said only 20% farmers in Madhya Pradesh get MSP benefits as against 95% in Punjab.
Addressing a ‘Khat’ (cot) panchayat in Morena district on Wednesday, Nath said also hit out at the Narendra Modi-led government over the three farm sectors laws against which farmers have been protesting across the country, particularly in and around the national capital.
Nath further said that while his government had initiated farm loan waiver scheme, the present Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP regime is deceiving farmers.
“With the new laws, the Centre plans to assign mandi status to traders and once this happens, MSP will cease to exist,” he said.
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