“It (the affidavit) is a most serious attempt at prevarication, distortion, misinterpretation and misleading the nation. Indeed, it is contumacious conduct and amounted to contempt of the court,” Singhvi alleged at an official briefing. He cited two RTI replies in November, in response to activist Anjali Bhardawaj’s queries on details of the pre-legislative consultations on the farms laws, merely stating, “this CPIO does not hold any record in this matter”.
Yet, Singhvi pointed out the Centre’s affidavit while trying to argue there were detailed re-legislative consultations cited “setting up of the so-called Guru Committee in December 2000”; “the Model APMC Act in 2003 and Rules thereafter”; “the Report of Empowered Committee of some state ministers in 2013”; “the Working Group on agricultural production in 2010”; “the Draft Model Act of 2017 circulated to all states for adoption titled — The State Agricultural and Livestock Marketing (Facility and Development) Act, 2017” as examples of how the Centre consulted “actively and intensively with the states for about two decades to achieve objectives of reforms to provide accessible and barrier free market system for better price realization but states either showed reluctance to adopt the reforms in true spirit or made partial or semetic reforms”.
The affidavit, he quoted, further stated: “The above referred would show that there had been an elaborate consultative process and procurement of views of various programs by the farmers through the committee and no harried decision is taken.” Singhvi said: “It is clear the government attempted to fool the people of India. This is falsehood…Unfortunately they have not even spared the Supreme Court. It also establishes beyond doubt that there was no coherence with what the government said in the affidavit and what it did on the ground.”
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6 Comments on this Story
Raman 3 days ago
Modi lies shows the true DNA of BJP. They are here to fool people only. What a returd is today PM of India.
Surinder Singh3 days ago
lying and fraud is exceptional for the political leaders in the country, people's are now fed-up with the jhuth of the leaders who thinks the public is foolish and idiot
Vitthal P3 days ago
True .. the only thing this Modi and BJP knows is how to lie.