Kerala to call special assembly session on Dec 23 to pass resolution against farm laws

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 A special cabinet meeting held in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district on Monday and taken the decision to convene a special assembly session on Wednesday to discuss farm laws passed by the Centre.

 

The Kerala government has decided to convene a special session of the assembly on Wednesday to pass a resolution against the Centre's new farm laws that have triggered protests from the farmer unions.

The special assembly session will be convened to pass a resolution against farm laws which both CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front ( LDF) and Congress-led United Democratic Front are opposing.

The recommendation by the cabinet to convene a special assembly will be made to the Governor. 

The short duration assembly session will just be limited to discuss farm laws and the full budget session of the Kerala Assembly will be held from January 8.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting on different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws.

The farmers' protest against the three agricultural sector laws passed by the central government in the last monsoon session entered 26th day, on Monday.

Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur and Chilla (Delhi-Noida) border points for more than three weeks.

The farmers are protesting against the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Farmers worry these laws will eliminate the safety net of MSP and do away with mandis that ensure earning. But the government says the MSP system will continue and the new laws will give farmers more options to sell their crop.

The government has held several rounds of talks with the farmers so far. On December 8, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had held a meeting with the 13 representatives of farm unions. However, a day later, farmer leaders rejected a proposal sent by the Centre.

 

With inputs from Agency

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