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Special 2-day Punjab Assembly begins; to discuss farm laws, extended BSF jurisdiction

  • The special Punjab Assembly was adjourned on Monday after obituary references; next session on November 11


Chandigarh: The Punjab government began its two-day special Assembly session on Monday for complete withdrawal of the three new controversial farm laws. It will also oppose the extension of the Border Security Force (BSF) jurisdiction along the international border.

The Assembly began with obituary references, after which it was adjourned.

This is the first Assembly session with Charanjit Singh Channi as the Chief Minister.

Speaker Rana KP Singh read out seven obituary references, besides the four farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri.

The House was then adjourned for the day. The next session will be held on Thursday, November 11.

Channi had earlier said that the Centre should abolish the farm laws by November 8, failing which the state government would do so at a special session.

Earlier, the session was planned for just one day. The new plan of two days was released on Sunday evening.

According to sources, the matter of BSF jurisdiction in Punjab will be discussed on the second day, which is Thursday.

The Punjab government has demanded that the Centre withdraw its notification extending BSF jurisdiction from 15 km along the international border to 50 km.

Channi said that the state government would be forced to stop the notification regarding BSF jurisdiction by November 8, which would affect the Centre-State relations.

Meanwhile, sources have said that if former CM Captain Amarinder Singh attends the session, he will have to sit in a newly allocated seat in the far back of the treasury benches. Earlier, he used to sit on the first seat in the front row. Singh has left Congress but has not yet resigned as MLA.




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