Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to repeal the controversial farm laws as respecting the people’s opinion.
Sinha made the remarks while addressing a gathering in Jammu city on the festive occasion of the birth anniversary of Sikh guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev.
"It is the beauty of democracy to respect people's opinions,” Sinha said. “I welcome the Prime Minister's decision. There were several discussions between the farmers and the Centre. However, they could not come to a concrete solution following which the laws have been repealed."
"In my personal opinion, if one compares the statistical figures, the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and the agricultural produce have significantly increased in this sector since 2014. Despite this, the impasse remained. I do not wish to further speak on the issue and welcome the decision," Sinha said.
On the auspicious occasion of Sri Guru Nanak Devji’s Prakash Parv, Sinha had paid obeisance at the Gurudwara Sahib, Chand Nagar and prayed for sustained peace, prosperity, happiness and well-being of all.
Addressing the gathering, Sinha said Guru Nanak Devji placed the service of the people as first and foremost duty of human beings and that every single word of his teachings is as relevant today as it was 500 years ago, he added.
Sinha while lauding the efforts of Sikh community in J&K during Covid, said they have actively served humanity with the blessings of the Gurus. “The work done by the Sikh community to provide food and ration to the people during Covid is an inspiration for the whole country”, he added.
Noting that many programs are being organized in the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Sinha underscored the need to spread the vision of Guru Nanak Devji to every nook and corner of the society.
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