Mumbai: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said on Monday that the states ruled by her party considered bringing new laws in their states to abolish the agricultural laws of the central government. Senior Congress leader KC Venugopal announced this.
“Hon’ble Congress President has asked the Congress-ruled states to explore the possibilities to pass laws in their states under Article 254(2) of the constitution which allows the state legislatures to pass a law to override a Central law which then comes for President Assent,” KC Venugopal said in a tweet.
He said, “This would enable the states to negate the unacceptable anti-farmers’ provisions in the three draconian Agricultural laws including the abolition of MSP and disruption of APMCs in Congress-ruled states & alleviate the farmers from the grave injustice done by the Central Govt.”
This would enable the states to negate the unacceptable anti-farmers' provisions in the three draconian Agricultural laws including the abolition of MSP and disruption of APMCs in Congress ruled states & alleviate the farmers from the grave injustice done by the Central Govt.
— K C Venugopal (@kcvenugopalmp) September 28, 2020
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that the law related to agriculture is a “death penalty” for farmers whose voice has been crushed both within and outside Parliament.
“The agriculture laws are a death sentence to our farmers. Their voice is crushed in Parliament and outside. Here is proof that democracy in India is dead,” he said on Twitter.
Gandhi and his Congress party are demanding that the peasant legislators be withdrawn as they are not beneficial to the peasants, who will be enslaved by private players and big businesses. The Congress party is opposing agricultural laws across the country.