Modi assures that MSP will stay and warns about foreign destructive ideology


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Image Source: Twitter/Narendra Modi)

Modi said that a new “FDI (Foreign Destructive Ideology) has emerged” in India and there is a need to be more aware to save the country from such ideology. 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday while speaking at the Rajya Sabha, appealed to farmers sitting at Delhi borders to end their protest and stated that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will stay. Modi said: “MSP was there, MSP is there, MSP will continue. Affordable ration for the poor will continue. Mandis will be modernized.”

Modi also questioned the opposition parties for their “U-turn” on farm reforms by quoting his predecessor Manmohan Singh on the requirement of reforms in the agricultural sector. He said: “Manmohan Ji is here, I will read out his quote. Those taking a U-turn [on agriculture laws] will perhaps agree with him. There are other rigidities because of the marketing regime set up in the 1930s which prevent our farmers from selling their produce where they get the highest rate of return. It is our intention to remove all those handicaps which come in the way of India realizing its vast potential at one large common market.” He said that the opposition should be proud that the government is implementing Singh’s dream. He added that the former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and previous Congress governments have supported and implemented agricultural reforms in some form or the other.

Modi also said that a new “FDI (Foreign Destructive Ideology) has emerged in the country” and there is a need to be more aware to save the country from such ideology. He also said: “India is the biggest democracy in the world, we love to parrot this. But we have to teach our youth that India is the mother of democracy.” 

PM Modi highlighted that the Sikh community has done a lot for India and that the nation takes pride in their contributions but some people are trying to defame them.

The PM was replying to the debate on Motion of Thanks on President of India Ram Nath Kovind’s address. 

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