Monsanto exit prospects good omen: RSS backed Swadeshi Jagran Manch

August 29, 2016 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: The debate and politics over genetically modified crops is set to heat up with RSS backed Swadeshi Jagran Manch hailing the prospects of Monsanto’s exit as a ‘good omen’ and announcing plans to oppose any possible go ahead for GM mustard. Lending it a hand is the Bharat Krishak Samaj’s president Krishan Bir Chaudhary who on Friday lambasted enterprises and experts for working against ‘national interest’ and ‘misleading’ the PM on the issue of GM crops.

Why is everyone lamenting the withdrawal of application by Monsanto? It will be a good omen if Monsanto leaves India altogether. It must compensate our farmers for all the damage done so far. The truth is that Monsanto is cornered at all levels now. It has been looting farmers, misusing its dominant position and it must pay compensation to the farmers and I hope the government ensures that. For the government has been elected for protection of the people, of the farmers, not for protection for MNCs who are lying and charging unreasonable royalties,” Ashwani Mahajan, co-convenor of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch told ET.