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Jharkhand CM Demands Resignation of Union Agriculture Minister after Center Announced to Repeal Farm Laws

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on repealing of the three farm laws, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday demanded the resignation of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declaration that the three farm laws will be repealed,  Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren demanded the resignation of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. 

He also demanded the government to provide Rs.5 crore in compensation to the families of farmers who perished during demonstrations. 

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand further demanded that the Centre provide a compensation of Rs.10 lakh each to all those farmers who were away from their homes during protests against the three agricultural laws. 

"We demand that the Prime Minister must immediately provide compensation of 5-5 crore rupees to the farmers killed in this agitation and declare them martyrs. Give jobs to the surviving family members of the dead farmers. The FIRs against them, as well as the charges that are pending in court, should be dismissed immediately," stated Soren in a Tweet.  

In another tweet, Soren said, "And for so long the farmers who were on the roads, who left their houses and were on the road with children, give 10 lakh rupees apiece to all the farmers of the country as compensation for the harvest." Also, the Union Agriculture Minister should resign immediately." 

"This morning, the country's Honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced the repeal of the Black Agriculture Act." This is a ludicrous announcement. The entire BJP is now involved in this campaign to portray the Prime Minister as a farmer's friend! It has been demonstrated that democracy is alive in the country even today," he added in another tweet. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the three Central farm laws on Friday, in a significant move. 

Farmers have been opposing the government's three farm laws since the Centre passed them in 2020. 

The three farm laws are as follows: The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act establishes a method for farmers to market agricultural products outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Any licensed merchant can purchase the produce from the farmers at mutually agreed-upon pricing. This trade in farm products will be exempted from the mandi tax levied by state governments. 

Farmers can perform contract farming and freely market their products under the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act. 

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act modifies the current Essential Commodities Act.

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