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New Delhi (Global News) – Former union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said not only was the central government refusing to give an assurance on assured procurement of food grains at minimum support price (MSP) but it was moving towards the eventual unbundling of the Food Corporation of India (FCI)

Mrs Harsimrat Badal, in her speech on the President’s Address in parliament yesterday, said earlier in 2011 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had as Chairman of the Working Committee of chief ministers recommended that the interest of the farmers should be protecting by keeping a statutory provision barring farmer-trader transactions below the msp. “This is exactly what the farmers across the country are demanding. I fail to understand what has changed and why the government is not fulfilling this demand as well as others including repeal of the farm laws and withdrawal of cases against farmers, youth and social activists and an end to the State sponsored barbarism being unleashed on them”.