Suspended Congress leader Sanjay Jha said on Friday that the Opposition and the Bharatiya Janata Party were on the same page about the farm sector bills previously. Jha said that the Congress had before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections proposed the abolition of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee Act, to make agricultural produce free from restrictions.
The Congress and other Opposition parties have been opposing the passage of three farm sector bills. The bills are to be presented in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday. They have already been passed in the Lok Sabha.
“Folks, in our Congress Manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, we had ourselves proposed abolition of APMC Act and making agricultural produce free from restrictions,” Jha tweeted on Friday. “This is what Modi government has done in the farmers bills. BJP and Congress are on the same page here.”