“BJP and Congress are on the same page here,” Jha tweeted who was suspended from Congress party in July for “anti-party activities”.
Folks, in our Congress Manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, we had ourselves proposed abolition of APMC Act and… https://t.co/2fuxcqTqQf
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) 1600423690000
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress had also promised in its manifesto what his government has now done through these bills, as he attacked the opposition party for fanning protests against these proposed legislations.
Without naming it, he launched a blistering attack on the Congress, saying those who remained in power for decades are trying to “mislead” farmers and “lying” to them on the agriculture bills.
The Lok Sabha passed three agriculture sector bills, amidst strong protests by opposition parties. Two farm Bills – one on Agri market reforms and the other on contract farming provisions – were passed Thursday while the one on amending Essential Commodities Act was passed on Tuesday.
In July, the Congress had suspended Sanjay Jha from the party for indiscipline, a move that appeared triggered by his defence of Sachin Pilot. In wake of Rajasthan developments, he appeared on television channels criticising Congress.