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Sonia Gandhi Asks Congress-Ruled States To Consider Laws To Overrule Centre's Farm Acts
Sonia Gandhi asks Congress-ruled states to consider laws to overrule centre's Farm Acts
Sonia Gandhi Asks Congress-ruled States To Consider Laws To Overrule Centre's Farm Acts
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi today asked the states ruled by her party to consider bringing laws to overrules the centre's farm laws, which have provoked massive farmer protests in the parts of the country.
"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 (sic)," senior Congress leader KC Venugopal tweeted.
The state law that Sonia Gandhi has referenced says that in a matter concerning the concurrent subject if the state legislature passes a law WHICH IS "repugnant to the parliament law" if the state law gets the assent of the president, it will apply in the state.
Punjab is one of the states at the core of the farmer protests, is ruled by the Congress.
The farm bill is now law with President Ram Nath Kovind signing off on them the last night.
The government says that the laws will make it easier for farmers to sell their produce directly to big buyers, will reform an outdated system, and remove middlemen from the equations, allowing the farmers to sell to institutional buyers and large retailers. Whereas the opposition argues that farmers will lose their bargaining power if retailers have tighter control over them