Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the government ensured higher crop procurement during Covid-19 pandemic, which is an indication of the sensitivity with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the team led by him are committed to respond to the needs of farmer community during crisis times.
Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goyal addresses the media today about latest cabinet decisions taken today. This cabinet briefing comes after farm bills and labour code reform bills were passed by the parliament during the monsoon session.
Capping three days of protests against the new farm laws, Congress
leader Rahul Gandhi said his party will not allow the Centre to imperil India’s food security as he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a host of issues, including the Hathras case.
Claiming that several institutions, including the media, that protect the voice of the people have been “captured” by the BJP-led Centre, he said, “Give me free press and institutions which are free, this government will not last for long.”
The impact of the Hathras case
is being felt even on the Bihar assembly elections with Congress
postponing the announcement of its list of candidates for the upcoming polls with some of its prominent leaders asserting that tickets should not be given to tainted candidates. Meanwhile, the BJP released the first list of candidates for the 243 member assembly elections.
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