Dr. Mukul Sangma asks Modi to summon Parliament session immediately to repeal farm laws

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Leader of Congress Legislative Party and former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to summon the winter session of Parliament to repeal the farm laws.

 Dr. Sangma  tweeted:

“The Hon’ble PM @narendramodi should now ensure that Winter Session of d Parliament is summoned immediately to repeal d contentious #FarmLaws – too much of time has been wasted by GoI to comprehend d fallout – huge loss have been inflicted upon farmers”

In another tweet, he wrote

“The collective will & resolve of our farmers 2 fight against #FarmLaws with patience, perseverance & determination have yielded results – GoI have relented. Salute d farmers.”

Meghalaya Governor Satyapal Malik, who has been very vocal with regard to farm laws, tweeted

I am grateful to PM Modi for feeling the pain of the farmers and repealing the 3 farm laws. The farmers should be pleased that their peaceful protests were heard and accepted by Modiji. This is a win win situation for everyone.”

 


Earlier this morning, on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced he will repeal three contentious farm laws that prompted a year of protests and unrest in India, in one of the most significant concessions made by his government.

In a huge victory for India’s farmers, who had fought hard for the repeal of what they called the “black laws’, the prime minister announced in an address on Friday morning that “we have taken the laws back”.

The Prime Minister Modi said “today I have come to tell you, the whole country, that we have decided to withdraw all three agricultural laws. In the Parliament session starting later this month, we will complete the constitutional process to repeal these three agricultural laws”.

He added: “I appeal to all the farmers who are part of the protest … to now return to your home, to your loved ones, to your farms, and family. Let’s make a fresh start and move forward.”

Modi had passed the three farm laws in 2020 in a bid to overhaul India’s archaic agriculture sector. The agriculture sector still employs about 60% of India’s workforce, but is riddled with issues of poverty, debt and inefficiency.

“We have decided to repeal all three farm laws. We will start the constitutional process to repeal all the three laws in the parliament session that starts at the end of this month,” said Modi, in a surprise announcement.