Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the government has decided to cancellation the three farm principles, which were at the centre of demonstrates by farmers for the past year.

Addressing the society on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the prime minister said the three rules were for the benefit of farmers, but “we couldn’t convince a section of farmers despite best efforts”.

The goal of the three farm ordinances was to empower farmers, specially small farmers, he said.

The agriculture budget has risen by five times with over Rs 1.25 lakh crore being spent yearly, Modi said.

He also highlighted his government’s measures to benefit small farmers.

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“I have knowledge farmers’ rigors, challenges from very close quarters in my five decades of public life, ” the prime minister said.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his announcement that the government has decided to repeal the Centre’s three farm laws.

“Great news! Thankful to PM @narendramodi ji for acceding to the demands of every Punjabi and cancelling the 3 blacknes statutes on the pious instance of #GuruNanakJayanti. I am sure the central government will continue to work in tandem for the development of Kisani! #NoFarmers_NoFood @AmitShah, ” Singh said in a tweet.

The Bharatiyan Kisan Union’s( BKU) Ugrahan faction also welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement.

“It is a good move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the opportunity of Gurupurab, ” Joginder Singh Ugrahan, the leader of BKU’s Ugrahan faction, told PTI.

On the prime minister’s appeal to protesting farmers to return to their residences, Ugrahan said, “Farmers’ leagues will sit together and decide the future course of action.”

BKU( Ugrahan) is the largest among the all protesting farmers trade unions and demonstrating at the Tikri border. Ugrahan faction of the BKU has sizeable spirit across Punjab.

Various farmers unions ought to have complaining at the borders of the national capital since last year to expect repeal of three farm ordinances.

Edited by Megha Reddy

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