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Punjab Farmers Create ‘Rail Roko’ Protest as Opposed to Farm Bills

In protest against the Centre’s farm bills, Punjab farmers will compose a three-day ‘rail roko’ fight beginning Thursday. 

In the wake of being cleared, the Lok Sabha, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 were passed by voice vote in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday. Presently they anticipate the President’s gesture to become laws. 

“We have chosen to hold a ‘rail roko’ unsettling from September 24 to 26 in the state against the homestead charges,” Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said a week ago. 

The state’s farmers, alongside Haryana and Opposition parties the nation over, have been in ardent dissent against the bills since they were scheduled to be postponed in the Lok Sabha. 

Another farmers’ association has required a state-wide ‘bandh’ on September 25. 

The nonconformists stress that the bills will destroy the current Minimum Support Price (MSP) framework and leave the farmers at large corporates’ benevolence. In any case, the government guarantees that the MSP framework will proceed unaltered, and the new bills will bring about higher benefits for the farmers. 

PM Narendra Modi has also guaranteed the farmers on various events that the “noteworthy” bills will profit them. They will remove the force from agents’ hands and allow them to sell their items where they see more benefit. 

After the section of the bills in the Upper House, Opposition ministers, including Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien and Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh, entered the well of the Rajya Sabha while the meeting was in progress, requesting that the bills allude to a select consulting group.

Congress starts its global mass movement against the government

The Congress will dispatch from Thursday it’s almost two-month-long “mass movement” against the government for passing “anti-farmer and anti-poor” bills to low” charges during Parliament’s monsoon session.

The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, have been passed by both the Houses of Parliament during the monsoon meeting and anticipate Presidential consent.

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