Roll back new farm laws: RLD to Central govt

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Roll back new farm laws: RLD to Central govt

Friday, 25 June 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national president Jayant Chaudhary asked the Central government to roll back the new farm laws terming them black laws and anti-farmer in nature.
Speaking on the issue, RLD national spokesman Anupam Mishra said that Jayant Chaudhary has written to Prime Minister Narendar Modi asking to withdraw the three controversial farm laws after the completion of six months of farmers’ agitation so that farmers could return to their villages.
In the letter, Chaudhary maintained that the farmers’ agitation was negatively impacting the economy. “The Central government was adamant and was not solving the issue and this was an insult to the farmers who are the backbone and pride of the country. It is strange that farmers, who fed the people of the country during the Corona crisis and also bore the burden of the economy, are fighting for their existence,” he said.
The RLD leader reminded the Prime Minister of his famous slogan ‘Ek call door’ (only a phone call away) and said that the farmers were very much disappointed with the Central government.
Meanwhile, RLD spokesman Anupam Mishra blamed the UP government for the pitiable condition of the tannery industry of Kanpur and said that it has reached the brink of destruction since the BJP came to power.
Mishra said that Kanpur's leather products were not only the city’s identity, but were so popular across the globe.
“Today the leather industry and tanneries of Kanpur were fighting for existence.  Due to Kanpur, India ranks first among the countries producing leather products in the world but the industry collapsed due to the indifferent attitude of the BJP government.  Out of about 402 units of leather industry in Kanpur, at present only 140 are functional with half the capacity and this business is nearing closure because many leather-related units of Kanpur are trying to set up shop in Bangladesh, West Bengal and Bihar,” he said.
The RLD spokesman said that in the last 30 years, Kanpur has been recognised as the industrial capital of UP, but has been forced to lose its identity due to government apathy and its policies.  “The remaining units are also trying to migrate from Kanpur because in the last 3 years the business of the leather industry has decreased by about Rs 20,000 crore and about 8 to 10 lakh people have also become unemployed,” he said.

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