Rajasthan: Close on the heels of the Punjab Assembly unanimously passing four Bills and adopting a resolution against the Centre’s farm laws, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has that his government will bring a bill against the Centre’s farm laws on the lines of Punjab.
It is to be noted that both Punjab and Rajasthan are ruled by the Congress.”INC under the leadership of Smt #SoniaGandhi ji& #RahulGandhi ji stands absolutely with our annadatas and will continue to oppose the anti-farmer laws passed by NDA Govt. Today Congress Govt in #Punjab has passed Bills against these laws & #Rajasthan will follow soon,” Gehlot tweeted.
Earlier, the Congress leadership had suggested negating the Central legislation in States where the party is in power.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday moved a resolution in the State Assembly rejecting three farm laws that the Union government had passed in the Parliament, and demanded that the government withdraw the legislations.
He presented three bills in the Assembly— Amendment to Farmers Produce Facilitation Act, Amendment to the Essential Commodities Act and Amendment to the Farmers Agreement and Farm Services Act—to counter the farm laws.
Addressing the members of the House, Singh said agriculture is a state subject but the Centre ignored it. “I find it very strange what the government of India wants to do,” he said.
The three farm bills — the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 — were passed by Parliament recently.