The Delhi Assembly on Thursday witnessed high drama as ruling Aam Aadmi Party MLAs tore copies of the three new agricultural laws against which thousands of farmers are protesting at several border points of the national capital city.
ALSO READ: Farmers’ protest: Supreme Court says farmers have right to protest, proposes panel to resolve impasse
As soon as the proceedings during the one-day session of Assembly began, AAP MLAs Mahendra Goyal and Somnath Bharti lodged their protest against the farm laws.
“I refuse to accept these black laws which are against farmers,” Goyal said while tearing the copy.
Incidentally, the Kejriwal government had notified the laws on November 23, after the President’s assent.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has described the laws ‘anti-farmer’ claiming that it will lead to immense inflation and will only favour a few capitalists.
Enacted in September, the three farm laws have been projected by the central government as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove the middlemen and allow farmers to sell anywhere in the country.
However, the protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of minimum support price (MSP) and do away with the mandi system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.
Latest India News