Rajasthan Assembly to hold session on Oct 31, farm laws likely to be on the agenda

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Shri Ashok Gehlot, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan

The 15th session of the Rajasthan State Assembly is set to be held on October 31. The Congress-led Government of Rajasthan is likely to discuss the Centre’s farm laws. About the October 31st meeting of the State Assembly, the Assembly Speaker CP Joshi had issued the orders on October 24. The last session of the assembly was adjourned on August 24.

The Rajasthan government will bring up for discussion farm laws brought by the central government during the reconvened Assembly session.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, on October 20, in a tweet said, “INC under the leadership of Smt #SoniaGandhi ji & #RahulGandhi ji stands resolutely with our ‘annadatas’ and will continue to oppose the anti-farmer laws passed by the NDA Govt. Today Congress Govt in #Punjab has passed Bills against these laws & #Rajasthan will follow soon.”

Earlier, the Punjab Assembly has taken a decision to null and void three farm laws passed by the Centre. The State Assembly passed four bills and adopted a resolution against the farm laws. Following the move, the Government of Rajasthan is all set to walk the footsteps of Punjab by taking decisions on the farm laws which were named ‘anti-farmer’ by CM Gehlot.

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In Punjab Assembly, when the farm laws were made null and void, CM Captain Amarinder Singh has put forth resolutions including penalty guidelines for forcing a farmer to sell the farm produce below minimum support price (MSP). As per the resolution, the defaulter will be penalised with three years imprisonment.

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