India PM Narendra Modi repeals controversial farm laws – BBC News




Three controversial farm laws have been repealed by Indian PM Narendra Modi after a year of protests. Thousands of farmers had camped at Delhi's borders since last November and dozens died from heat, cold and Covid. Farmers say the proposed laws will allow the entry of private players in farming and that will hurt their income. Friday's surprise announcement marks a major U-turn, as the government had not taken any initiative to talk to farmers in recent months, and Mr Modi's ministers have been insisting that the laws were good for farmers and there was no question of scrapping them. Farm unions are seeing this as a huge victory, but experts say the upcoming state elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh – both have a huge base of farmers – may have forced the decision. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #India #BBCNews

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