Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday noticed that the brand new agriculture legal guidelines was within the “pursuits of the farmers”, and expressed hope that misgivings over the legislations which have arisen in some states can be addressed squarely by the Centre.
He asserted that the controversy across the new legal guidelines may have no impression in Bihar the place Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) have been carried out away with greater than a decade in the past and a viable various system put in place.
He additionally welcomed the reassurance given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the ground of the Rajya Sabha earlier within the day, that the system of MSPs (minimal help value) won’t 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 just isn’t affected by the controversy since we abolished APMCs lengthy again.
“The choice system of procurement has given the farmers a chance to promote their produce wherever they need, and it’s working positive,” Kumar advised reporters in reply to queries concerning 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 great factor is that the Centre has proven the willingness to speak to those that have reservations concerning the new legal guidelines. I’m certain will probably be in a position to persuade those that it has introduced the legal guidelines with good intentions,” he added.
The JD(U) chief, who’s working his authorities with the BJP as an alliance associate, nevertheless dodged queries concerning the much-awaited enlargement of the state cupboard.
“After we get an inventory of potential names (for ministerial berths), it (enlargement) will happen,” stated Kumar with a cryptic smile.
Speculations are rife that new faces can be inducted into the cupboard forward of the finances session of the state meeting, which commences on February 19.
Growth of the cupboard has been hanging fireplace over the problem of berth allotment to members of Kumar’s celebration and the BJP, which has emerged because the ally with extra variety of seats within the meeting, upending the ability equations inside the Bihar NDA.
The ruling coalition additionally consists of smaller events like former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM and Bollywood set designer-turned-politician Mukesh Sahni’s VIP.
At present 13-strong, the state cupboard has seven members from the BJP, together with two deputy CMs, 4 from the JD(U) aside from the chief minister, and one consultant every from the HAM and the VIP.