Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday noticed that the brand new agriculture legal guidelines are within the “pursuits of the farmers”, and expressed hope that misgivings over the legislations which have arisen in some states could be addressed squarely by the Centre.
He asserted that the controversy across the new legal guidelines could have no affect in Bihar the place Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) have been accomplished away with greater than a decade in the past and a viable different system put in place.
He additionally welcomed the peace of mind given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the ground of the Rajya Sabha earlier within the day, that the system of MSPs (minimal assist value) is not going to be tinkered with whereas bringing within the agriculture reforms.
“It’s good that the federal government has made it clear that MSPs are there to remain…these legal guidelines have been introduced for the betterment of farmers. Bihar isn’t affected by the controversy since we abolished APMCs lengthy again,” he mentioned.
“The choice system of procurement has given the farmers a chance to promote their produce wherever they need, and it’s working nice,” Mr Kumar advised reporters in reply to queries in regards to the ongoing agitations.
He, nevertheless, famous that the system of APMCs was very a lot in place in states like Punjab and Haryana which have been on the boil ever for the reason that three legal guidelines have been handed by Parliament.
“The nice factor is that the Centre has proven the willingness to speak to those that have reservations in regards to the new legal guidelines. I’m certain it is going to be in a position to persuade folks that it has introduced the legal guidelines with good intentions,” he added.
The JD(U) chief, who’s operating his authorities with the BJP as an alliance accomplice, nevertheless dodged queries in regards to the much-awaited enlargement of the state cupboard.
“After we get a listing of potential names (for ministerial berths), it (enlargement) will happen,” Mr Kumar mentioned.
Speculations are rife that new faces will probably be inducted into the cupboard forward of the price range session of the state meeting, which commences on February 19.
Growth of the cupboard has been hanging hearth over the difficulty of berth allotment to members of Mr Kumar’s social gathering and the BJP, which has emerged because the ally with extra variety of seats within the meeting, upending the facility equations throughout the Bihar NDA.
The ruling coalition additionally consists of smaller events like former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and Bollywood set designer-turned-politician Mukesh Sahni’s Vikassheel Insaan Occasion (VIP).
Presently 13-strong, the state cupboard has seven members from the BJP, together with two deputy chief ministers, 4 from the JD(U) apart from the chief minister, and one consultant every from the HAM and the VIP.