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Banning onion exports makes it clear farmers’ interests come last

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The Narendra Modi government at the Centre has conducted a surgical strike on farmers by banning onion export, the NCP alleged on Thursday, demanding to reverse the move.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Mahesh Tapase termed the decision as Tughlaqi ((ill thought out) as it deprived onion growers of a good price for their produce at a time when there was an increasing demand for the commodity in the international market.

The NCP is a key constituent in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, a major producer of onion in the country.