Congress MPs seek House session to repeal farm laws - ECAS Punjab

Congress MPs seek House session to repeal farm laws

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 7

Congress MPs from Punjab and Haryana today held a pro-farmer protest at Jantar Mantar ahead of the Bharat Bandh tomorrow and demanded immediate convening of the winter session of Parliament to repeal the contentious agricultural laws.

The sit-in was attended among others by Congress MPs from Punjab Preneet Kaur, Manish Tewari, Ravneet Bittu, Gurjeet Aujla, Amar Singh and Rajya Sabha MPs Deepender Hooda and KTS Tulsi.

Former Union Minister and Anandpur Saheb MP Manish Tewari said the protest's objective was to urge the government to call the winter session and discuss critical issues of national importance, including the repeal of farm laws, the Covid vaccine administration plan, the continued Chinese aggression along LAC and the plummeting economy with India now in

technical recession.

"This is the first time since 1952 that the winter session of Parliament is not being held. The farmer agitation continues with the government refusing to heed the demand of protesters who want the farm laws repealed. The session must be convened immediately and the laws repealed," said Tewari.

Asking the Centre to give farmers the 'New Year gift' by rescinding the farm laws, Bittu said: "What kind of a king is Prime Minister Modi? A good king won't sleep if even one person in his kingdom is anxious and here we have lakhs of farmers braving the chill on the streets seeking their rights." Aujla said if the Centre could call a Parliament session to pass farm laws, it surely could call one to repeal them.

Speaking to reporters, Deepender Hooda said the farmers' agitation was beyond caste and class and was pan-India. "I have visited the Singhu and Tikri borders. People in Haryana have opened their hearts and homes for farmers. This has become a national agitation," said Hooda.

from The Tribune

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