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Punjab Assembly Witnesses High Drama On First Day of Special Session Against Farm Laws

The bill to be tabled in Punjab Assembly is also important because on its basis UPA will ask to pass such bills in other non-BJP states. 

 

Amritsar| A high voltage drama took place on the first day of a two-day special session of the Punjab Assembly called to discuss the new agricultural laws. While the Akali leaders arrived in Punjab Assembly on a tractor, AAP MLAs wore black dress to send a message. The opposition created a lot of uproar when the state government did not get a copy of the bill being brought against the agricultural laws. Protesting this, the Punjab AAP MLAs sat on a dharna in the house overnight.

The speaker said that all the legal aspects are being looked into in the bill. The bill will be tabled in the House on Tuesday. The government is trying not to leave any such legal aspect in the bill that causes problems in the court.

The bill is also important because on its basis UPA will ask to pass such bills in other non-BJP states. Earlier, AAP MLA Harpal Cheema along with MLAs came in front of the speaker shouting slogans against the government and asked for a copy of the bill. The Akali Dal also supported them.

When both parties did not stop creating a ruckus, the speaker adjourned the proceedings till 10 am Tuesday. On the other hand, AAP leaders staged a sit-in inside the house overnight.

 

Bill will be kept in the House only after checking from every angle: Manpreet Badal

Speaker KP Singh said, the Business Advisory Committee has decided that the session has been called for the repeal of agricultural laws, so other work in the House should be postponed. The government has prepared the bill to repeal the laws, but the issue is huge, so only after taking legal opinion on every aspect of it, the government will place it on the floor of the House. Therefore, it needs some time.

Finance Minister Badal said that all important things, legal aspects and every angle in the bill are being looked into and examined. Therefore, the copy cannot be given to anyone.

 

Government’s intent wrong, therefore not giving copy: AAP

After listening to the speaker, AAP leader Harpal Cheema demanded to repeal the laws and give a copy of the proposal of the new bill to all the MLAs. He said that the legislators should know how the government is proposing to repeal the laws and what steps are being taken in the new bill to give relief to the farmers of the state so that we can present our suggestions.

 

Majithia said – Government did not fulfill its promise

Akali leader Bikram Majithia said that in the last session, three ministers had said that any bill which will be put in the house, the copy of it will be given to the members first. “Now this is an important bill, so why is it not being given a copy? The government did not keep its promise,” Majithia said.

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