West Bengal assembly passes resolution against farm laws

Speaking about this decision of the West Bengal assembly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Centre’s 3 contentious farm laws are against farmers.
Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal assembly on Thursday passed a resolution against the farm laws. Speaking about this decision of Bengal assembly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Centre’s 3 contentious farm laws are against farmers.

As Mamata Banerjee passed a resolution against the farm laws, West Bengal BJP MLAs opposed the decision by chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans while staging a walkout.

Mamata Banerjee had said that Jai Shri Ram slogans at an official programme to celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was an insult to the freedom fighter as well as the chief minister.

A censure motion is moved in a Legislative House to express strong disapproval of certain policies or acts. However, Congress and CPI(M) has said that they won’t support the censure motion. Mamata Banerjee had refused to speak at an event to honour Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary after she was irked by ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants being directed her way at Victoria Memorial.

Opposing the reform agricultural laws, the West Bengal Chief Minister during the assembly said that these laws should not be accepted. She also appealed to the opposition parties to support and stand beside the protesting farmers. As agitating farmers continue to protest against these farm laws, West Bengal becomes the 7th state in the country to pass a resolution against the laws in Vidhan Sabha. She said, “Either withdraw 3 farm bills or leave your seats.” The other states which have passed a resolution against these farm laws include Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh and Punjab.

According to sources, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is likely to join other opposition parties to boycott the President’s address on the ongoing farmers’ protest on Friday. Bengal CM in an assembly session said that BJP should be ashamed of themselves. She further mentioned that BJP should first answer farmers’ questions and then tackle Bengal.

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