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‘No mention of 23 crops, formula in manifesto’: Interview of Congress leader with The Wire shows party backtracking on Rahul Gandhi’s MSP promise

Praveen Chakravarty failed to name specific crops that the Congress party plans to procure at MSP if it is elected to power.

RTI reveals that Modi govt spent ₹15.6 lakh crores on subsidies for food grains since 2018, highest during Covid

The food grains were procured through the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and 15 other State governments.

MRP means Minimum Price: Rahul Gandhi bizarrely equates Maximum Retail Price on consumer goods with Minimum Support Price on crops

While extending support to the demand of the protesting farmers to legalise MSP, Rahul Gandhi argued that the MSP for farmers is like the MRP for shopkeepers.

Protesting ‘farmers’ whine about produce being exploited at Mandis, after forcing Modi govt to withdraw Farm Laws: Why their WTO demand makes no sense

Farmers during protest demand India's exit from WTO, ignoring the fact that GoI's pro-farmer stance at international stage.

‘They are ending MSP under WTO policy’: As farmers justify demand to exit WTO, read how India is resisting western pressure to reduce farm...

‘Under WTO policy, they are working to end MSP’, Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal justifies demand to withdraw India from WTO

Petition in Supreme Court seeks direction to centre, states to consider ‘reasonable demands’ of protesting farmers, allow gathering in Delhi

Sikh Chamber of Commerce MD files PIL in Supreme Court seeking directions to consider demands of protesting farmers and allow Delhi march

National Editor of LiveMint who won an award for Financial journalism makes bizarre excuse for MSP, comparing it to MRP of products sold by...

The ’award-winning’ journalist, however, conveniently ignored the difference between the MSP and MRP. Firstly, it is important to understand what MSP is and how it is computed. The Minimum Support Price is the guaranteed price at which central and state governments, as well as their agencies, purchase food grains from farmers.

‘Farm unions are neglecting Punjab’s long-term interests’: Here is the generous proposal from the Modi govt that protesting farmers rejected

Farmers rejected generous proposal of the centre that would have helped small and marginalised farmers diversify crops and assured transition to sustainable practices.

“Ready to discuss all issues including MSP, crop diversification, stubble”: Union Government invites protesting farmers for fifth round of talks

Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda invited the farmers for the fifth round of talks saying that govt is ready to discuss all issues including MSP demand

“Not in favour, we reject it…”: Farmer leaders on Centre’s proposal over MSP

After the fourth round of talks, General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee Sarvan Singh Pandher asserted that the farmers will continue to move forward with the 'Delhi Chalo' march on February 21 adding that the discussion will also be held on the proposal proposed by the government on MSP.

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