Updated 11:35 PM ET, Thu November 18, 2021
New Delhi (CNN) India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday he would repeal three controversial agricultural laws that sparked more than a year of protests from farmers.
“Today I have come to tell you, the whole country, that we have decided to withdraw all three agricultural laws,” Modi said in an address to the nation, adding the process will be completed in a parliamentary session later this month.
Modi acknowledged the importance of farmers and the challenges they have faced. He said it was a priority issue for his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.