Congress on Thursday decided it would push for the repeal of three agricultural laws on the very first day of the upcoming winter session of parliament, in addition to demanding compensation of Rs 4 million to the families of those who died from accidents. COVID-19…
The decision was made at a meeting of party leaders, which was chaired by Sonya Gandhi discuss the strategy of the Congress for the upcoming session, which begins on November 29.
V The Union Cabinet has already approved a bill to repeal three agricultural laws following the prime minister Narendra Modiannouncement on November 19. It will be presented at the Lok Sabha during the winter session.
The Congress meeting was held at the residence of Sonya Gandhi, on January 10 in Delhi, and was attended by the leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and deputy leader Anand Sharma, in addition to the main whip of the upper house, Jairam Ramesh.
The meeting was attended by the leader of the Lok Sabha Congress, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the deputy leader Gaurav Gogoi, the main whip K. Suresh and the whips Manikam Tagore and Ravnit Singh Bittu. Senior leader A.K. Anthony and AICC Secretary General C.S. Venugopal.
Sources said that the leadership of Congress decided to seek the repeal of the farm laws on the first day of the session itself.
“We want to repeal three laws on agriculture on the first day of the session. We will also require a separate minimum support price law, ”a senior executive told PTI.
Party leaders have said they will turn to other opposition parties to push for their demands, including the resignation of trade union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra “Shadow”, whose son was arrested in Lahimpur The Hyeri incident where several farmers were mowed down by a vehicle.
The leadership of Congress also decided to raise the issue of price increases and will insist on demanding compensation in the amount of Rs 4,000 for all victims of COVID-19.