Opposition events request President Kovind to not give assent to contentious farm payments


New Delhi, September 23

Opposition events have requested President Ram Nath Kovind to not give his assent to the contentious farm payments, and conveyed to him that their passage in Rajya Sabha was “unconstitutional”, Ghulam Nabi Azad mentioned on Wednesday.

The authorities ought to have consulted all events, farmer leaders earlier than bringing the farm payments, Azad mentioned after assembly the President.

“The Constitution was undermined …We have given a representation to President that the farm bills have been passed unconstitutionally and he should return these bills,” Azad mentioned.

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, have been handed by each Houses and await presidential assent.

There was a ruckus through the passage of two of the three farm payments in Rajya Sabha on Sunday following which eight Opposition MPs have been suspended. PTI

 



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