Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday opposed the Food Security Ordinance, saying it was "anti-farmer".

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"There is a great risk that the law can prove dangerous for farmers," Mulayam Singh said.

"Wheat, rice and sugar are the biggest agricultural produce… If these are provided at low cost by the government, who will buy these from farmers," the SP chief said.

The Union Cabinet had on Wednesday approved implementation of the Food Security Bill through an Ordinance. The Ordinance gives the country's two-third population the right to get 5 kg of foodgrains every month at highly subsidized rates of Rs 1-3 per kg.


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