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Farm laws: Tamil Nadu passes resolution urging Centre to withdraw three laws

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Chennai: Even as protests continue against the three farm laws introduced by the Centre, the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday passed a resolution urging the Centre to withdraw these laws. Tamil Nadu is the seventh state Assembly to do so.

Earlier, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh, Delhi, Kerala and West Bengal had passed a resolution against these laws.

The resolution opposing the controversial laws was moved by Tamil Nadu Chief Minster MK Stalin and was adopted by the Assembly on Saturday through voice vote.

“These three farm laws are anti-farmers, these should be repealed,” he said.

In the Assembly, Stalin also announced that all cases filed against farmers who had staged protests against the three farm laws in the past one year would be withdrawn.

In opposition to the resolution, BJP MLAs in the Assembly staged a walk-out.

The contentious farm laws, passed last year, were one of the subjects that had been at the centrestage of a stormy monsoon session of the Parliament, with the Opposition demanding proper discussions on these issues.

 

 

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