The Guardian view on Modi’s failed farm laws: eating humble pie | Editorial

Too many farmers reasonably believed that the proposals left them at the mercy of a government in hock to big businessThe Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced last week that his controversial farm laws would be withdrawn. With five state elections looming, and his ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) vulnerable in several contests, Mr Modi told the country how important farming had been to him and did something out of character: he ate humble pie in public, apologised and dropped his plans. This was the right thing to do.Mr Modi had proposed the major changes, which threatened the livelihoods of… Source – Full Article

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