The BJP on Saturday slammed Canada’s stand on farmers’ protests in India as “nothing however hypocrisy”, saying it’s a strident critic of minimal assist worth and different agricultural insurance policies on the WTO, and infrequently questions India’s home agricultural measures, together with meals and livelihood safety.
“It (Canada)additionally opposes import restrictions to guard India’s farmers. The questions posed by Canada to India concerning India’s agri insurance policies in WTO are proof of the truth that Canada has scarce curiosity within the real well-being of Indian farmers and agriculture producers,” BJP’s international affairs division in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale tweeted.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had not too long ago backed the agitating farmers in India, saying his nation will at all times be there to defend the rights of peaceable protests. He had expressed concern over the state of affairs. Reacting strongly,India on Friday summoned Canadian Excessive Commissioner Nadir Patel and informed him that the feedback made by Trudeau and others in his cupboard on the protests had been an “unacceptable interference” within the nation’s inside affairs and these actions, if continued, may have a “critically damaging” impression on bilateral ties.
In a sequence of tweets tagging Trudeau and Patel, Chauthaiwale mentioned, “Canada’s criticism of India on farmer’s points is nothing however hypocrisy. Canada is strident critic of MSP and different agriculture insurance policies on the WTO, and infrequently questions India’s home agriculture measures together with meals and livelihood safety.” Noting that Canada is a member of the Cairns Group of agri exporters, he mentioned the physique’s goal in WTO negotiations is to hunt elevated market entry in international locations like India. It additionally seeks discount within the agri subsidies supplied to home producers, even when such subsidies are subsistence-level, he mentioned.
“It additionally opposes import restrictions to guard India’s farmers. The questions posed by Canada to India concerning India’s agri insurance policies in WTO are proof of the truth that Canada has scarce curiosity within the real well-being of Indian farmers and agriculture producers,” the BJP chief mentioned. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given topmost precedence to reinforce farmers’ revenue by growing minimal assist worth, giving higher entry to know-how and offering ample insurance coverage cowl for agri merchandise in opposition to pure calamities, he mentioned, including that “Sadly, Canada has refused to acknowledge it”.