- Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said the Bill to withdraw the three controversial farm laws will be tabled on the first day of the Winter Session.
New Delhi: The Bill to repeal the three controversial farm laws introduced by the government last year will be tabled in the Parliament on November 29 (Monday), the first day of the Winter Session.
The Bill is expected to be presented in the Lok Sabha by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced repealing of the farm laws after failure to “convince protesting farmers about its benefits”. He had assured that the process to formally withdraw it would be done in the Winter Session of the Parliament in November end.
Recently, the Union Cabinet, too, approved the repealing.
The Bill will now come up in the Lok Sabha.
The laws will finally be withdrawn formally once the President gives his assent to the Bill.
A committee will be formed to look into issued raised by the farmers and will have representation from farmers’ organizations, Tomar said. He added that the government had accepted the farmers’ demand to decriminalize stubble burning.
Several farmers have still not left the protest sites, saying that they won’t leave until the laws are withdrawn formally.
Tomar urged protesting farmers to end their agitation and return home as there was no point in continuing it after the announcement to repeal the farm laws.
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