Congress states could name particular session to nullify central farm legal guidelines

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 4

Congress ruled states are learnt to be discussing the possibilities of calling early special assembly sessions to nullify the effect of the central farm related laws against which the party has declared total resistance.

The Congress ruled states are under instruction from party chief Sonia Gandhi to resort to constitutional provisions to negate the three central agriculture reform and marketing related laws that recently got enacted after the assent of President Ram Nath Kovind.

Sonia Gandhi in a message to chief ministers of party ruled Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Puducherry recently cited exclusive state rights over the subjects of agriculture and agricultural pricing saying the centre could not make laws on subjects that are exclusive to states and that this is against the federal structure of the Constitution.

The party’s legal adviser and spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi has already readied a draft model law for consideration of Congress states which would need to convene a special session to pass these laws if central laws are to be negated.

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