‘MSP was, is & will be there,’ says PM Modi; Rakesh Tikait responds

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to protesting farmers to end their agitation against the new farm laws and said minimum support price (MSP) system will remain in place. He said the agriculture minister has been holding constant dialogue with farmers and has held several meetings with them and there is no tension yet, as both sides are trying to understand each other. “I assure you that Mandis will be modernised. Not just this, MSP was there, it is there and will remain. Cheap ration given to over 80 crore people will continue. Please do not try to spread misinformation,” PM Modi said in his address in the Rajya Sabha. Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait responded saying business over hunger will not be allowed in the country and once again demanded a law on MSP. He said, “There will not be business over hunger in the country. If hunger goes up, price of crops will be decided accordingly. Those wanting business over hunger will be driven out of the country.” Watch the full video for more.