Legal guarantee on MSP may ease farmers’ protest: Meghalaya Governor

If the Centre gives legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP) for crops, farmers will relent, said Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik at an event in Baghpat , Uttar Pradesh, in support of the farmers protesting against the new agriculture laws.

Satya Pal Malik also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah not to offend them, reports said .

He also claimed to have prevented the arrest of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait some time back.

Malik added that he had requested the prime minister and the home minister not to use force against farmers, and not to send them home from Delhi empty-handed.

“None of the laws are in favour of farmers. The country in which farmers and soldiers are not satisfied, that country cannot move ahead. That country cannot be saved. Hence, the Army and farmers should be kept satisfied, Malik said urging PM Modi and Home Minister Shah not to offend them.

On the condition of farmers, Malik said, “They are getting poorer day by day while the salary of government officials and staff increases after every three years. Whatever is sown by a farmer is cheap and whatever he buys is expensive.”