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MSP system will stay, says Union Minister

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 6

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Saturday that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will stay and local markets governed by the state would also function as usual.

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has called the ordinances anti-farmers and violative of the federal framework. While asserting that the new provisions will benefit farmers, the SAD said they would be willing to make any sacrifice for protecting the interests of the farming community.

Addressing a tele-media conference, Tomar said SAD had supported the new provisions as they were pro-farmer. "The ordinances will empower farmer to sell their crops wherever they want. However, local markets run under the Agriculture Market Committees Act would continue to function as earlier," he said.

AAP: Modi govt betrayed farmers

AAP state president Bhagwant Mann alleged that the Modi government was hell bent on ruining farmers of Punjab and Haryana by bringing in anti-farmers ordinances. He alleged that both Badals and Capt Amarinder Singh were responsible for the disastrous decisions to demolish the world's best marketing model in both states and abolishing MSP for wheat and paddy crops. TNS

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