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‘Prime Minister’s decision, no comments’: Nitish Kumar on decision to scrap farm laws

Having constantly supported the three contentious agricultural legal guidelines, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday issued a guarded response on the announcement of their withdrawal, saying the “choice has been taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.

Talking to reporters in Delhi, Nitish Kumar stated some individuals supported the legislations, whereas there have been opposing voices additionally, prompting the PM to announce to get them repealed within the winter session of Parliament. In February, following a gathering with the PM, the BIhar CM had stated the legal guidelines have been within the “curiosity of the farmers”.

“It was the Prime Minister’s choice, the Centre handed and acquired the legal guidelines cleared in Parliament. And the Prime Minister himself has introduced that they are going to be repealed within the subsequent session. so the choice is his, there can’t be any response to this. He has already elaborated that he tried that however individuals didn’t agree,” Kumar informed reporters on Friday.

On RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav’s criticism that the JD(U)-BJP authorities had cracked down on those that opposed the legal guidelines, Kumar stated the “opposition has each proper to air its views”.

“However the choice has been taken by the Centre. He (Modi) has stated it clearly that he had introduced the legal guidelines within the curiosity of the individuals however some individuals couldn’t perceive it, necessitating a withdrawal. That is his choice,” Kumar added.

In a sequence of tweets, Yadav stated the BJP authorities was compelled to repeal the legal guidelines out of concern of dropping the upcoming state polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand. He additionally hit out at Kumar, saying, “We had taken to the streets proper after the Bihar meeting ballot outcomes. And anti-farmer Nitish-BJP had slapped instances in opposition to me and our employees for opposing the legal guidelines and supporting the farmers.”

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