Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Farm laws in the interest of farmers, says Nitish Kumar after meeting PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Feb 11, 2021 21:00 IST


New Delhi [India], February 11 (ANI): After a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Thursday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the new agricultural laws are in the interest of farmers.
Speaking to the media, Kumar said that the legislations are in the interest of farmers and not against them. The Centre has opted for the right path by holding talks with the farmer unions agitating against the three laws, he said.
"Hopefully the issue will be resolved soon," the Janata Dal (United) leader said.
Thousands of farmers are protesting on various Delhi borders for more than two months demanding the repeal of the three laws.
The chief minister also said that there was no conversation on Bihar cabinet expansion.
It was Kumar's first meeting with Modi after his government assumed office in November last year. The chief minister described it as a "courtesy meeting".
On November 16 last year, Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term following the National Democratic Alliance (NDA's) victory in state Assembly polls. (ANI)

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