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Congress's protest over Anti-Farmer Bill of Modi Govt
TIWN Sep 24, 2020
Congress's protest over Anti-Farmer Bill of Modi Govt
PHOTO : Congress's protest in Agartala. TIWN Pic Sep 24, 2020

AGARTALA, Sep 24 (TIWN): The Congress has launched massive protest from Thursday against the Government for passing “anti-farmer and anti-poor” bills during the monsoon session of Parliament.

In Tripura also, this protest was staged in the evening. From Congress Bhawan a torch-procession was organzied in protest. 
The party will also collect two crore signatures from protesting farmers against the proposed laws.
The Farmers’ 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 passed by both the Houses of Parliament during the monsoon session and await Presidential assent.
The Rajya Sabha (RS) witnessed ruckus during the passage of two of the three bills on Sunday following which eight members – Rajeev Satav, Syed Nasir Hussain and Ripun Bora of the Congress, Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), KK Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Sanjay Singh of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – were suspended for the remainder of the monsoon session.

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