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In a sudden surprise, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the cancellation of the three farm laws introduced by the Indian government. The farmers have been protesting against them from the past few months and the talks between the Centre and the Farmers Organizations failed. Bowing to the pressure, Narendra Modi announced the cancelation of the farm laws. The three controversial agricultural reform laws are Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce Promotion and Facilitation Act 2020, Farmers Empowerment and Protection Agreement for Price Assurance, Farm Services Act 2020 and Essential Commodities Amendment Act 2020. Both the houses Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha repealed the laws on Monday.
The Indian government withdrew the farm laws through a single bill in the Parliament. It was introduced and passed in 4 minutes in Lok Sabha after the winter sessions commenced on Monday. In Rajya Sabha, it was passed after a short discussion. The opposition parties wanted to have a long and detailed discussion but it was concluded soon. The Centre was also considering the elections that are scheduled in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand next year. Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Agriculture Minister said that the opposition has been demanding to repeal the laws and there is no need for discussion. He said that the government of India respects farmers.
By Siva Kumar