Center may withdraw new agriculture laws before UP assembly polls: BJP leader

A BJP leader has supported the farmers’ agitation against the three new agricultural laws and said the BJP-led central government may withdraw them keeping in mind the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

‘The demand of the farmers is right. Considering the assembly elections and farmers’ anger, the Modi government may withdraw the (new) agriculture law.

Due to opposition to agricultural laws, BJP leaders could not enter villages in western UP, he said, adding that farmers may also gherao them in future.

On the impasse in Parliament over Pegasus spying, Singh said the opposition’s demand should be considered in a democratic country.

‘If the opposition wants a probe, the government should go ahead with it. It is the responsibility of the government that the Parliament runs smoothly.

Questioning the preparedness for the projected third wave of COVID-19, Singh said the state government did not learn from the second wave and no effective arrangements were put in place to deal with the expected surge in cases by the end of the month.