Pass legislation to bypass Centre’s farm laws: Sonia to Congress ruled States

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has advised the party-ruled States to explore the possibility of passing laws in their respective legislatures to negate the Centre’s three farm laws.

She has asked Congress-ruled states to explore the possibility of passing laws under Article 254(2) of the Constitution to nullify the farm laws, especially since they ‘encroach upon the State’s jurisdiction’.

AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said, “this would enable the states to bypass the unacceptable anti-farmers’ provisions in the three draconian agricultural laws, including the abolition of MSP and disruption of APMCs, in Congress-ruled States.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has claimed that the government’s recent farm laws are a ‘death sentence’ for farmers whose voice has been crushed both inside and outside Parliament.

In a tweet, he said, “the agriculture laws are a death sentence to our farmers. Their voice is crushed in Parliament and outside. Here is proof that democracy in India is dead.”

 

NT Bureau