Tamil Nadu CM Stalin proposes a resolution in assembly against 3 agricultural laws | Latest India News
- Tamil Nadu becomes the seventh state to oppose agricultural laws after Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Kerala and West Bengal.
Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATE AUGUST 28, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister MP Stalin on Saturday introduced a resolution opposing the central government’s three controversial agricultural laws to the state assembly, which was passed by voice vote. With this, Tamil Nadu becomes the seventh state to oppose agricultural laws after Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Kerala and West Bengal.
Stalin also said that all complaints against farmers who staged protests against the three central government legislations relating to farmers in the past year will be withdrawn.
Since the three agricultural laws were enacted by the Center, Stalin’s Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) demanded that the Center withdraw the laws, which the chief minister declared “against the interests of farmers,” reported the PTI news agency. “The government has made a clear decision to pass a resolution calling for the withdrawal of these three agricultural laws reflecting the sentiments of farmers across the country,” Stalin said in June, adding that there was no change on this. decision.
In May, Stalin said the government would present a resolution to the assembly asking the Center to withdraw the three agricultural laws. He recalled that one of the promises made in the electoral manifesto of the DMK assembly which promised efforts to press the Union government to revoke the law on trade and promotion of agricultural products ( Promotion and Facilitation), the Essential Products Act (Amendment) and the Farmers Act (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on the Agricultural Price Insurance and Services Act.
“The Union government must accept the demands of the protesting farmers and revoke these three agricultural laws. I assure you that the promises made by the DMK on (repealing) agricultural laws would be kept, ”Stalin said.
He said the Union government also failed to respect the feelings of the farmers and revoke the three farm laws, or take steps to consult with them to find a solution to the problem.