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Fresh tussle between Rajasthan government & Governor over farm bills likely in New Year

The New Year will witness fresh confrontations between the Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The Rajasthan Cabinet which met on Wednesday decided to launch a state-wide agitation against the Centre on the issue of the Centre’s farm bills. Gehlot and the members of the Cabinet have expressed their displeasure on the...

Rajasthan: Will Governor Kalraj Mishra clear the farm bills?

Even though the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government managed to pass the farm bills to counter the recently enacted Central farm laws, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra will scrutinise the bills. The bills passed by the Rajasthan Assembly in all likelihood will be reviewed by the governor, who may withhold it and refer it to the President...

Mansukh Mandaviya says farm laws to make farmers “aatmanirbhar”

Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday criticised the Opposition for “misleading the farmers” against the contentious farm legislations. Mansukh Mandaviya, who was in Surat, clarified on various aspects of the farm bills to substantiate that these legislations are going to benefit and empower the farmers. While enumerating on the...

Opposition insulting farmers, says PM Modi after tractor burnt at India Gate

Criticising the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that those opposing farm laws are insulting farmers. PM Modi’s criticism comes amid the intensifying agitation against the legislations by farmers across the country. PM Modi, while virtually inaugurating development projects in Uttarakhand, said: “Several reforms, related to farmers, labourers...

Amit Chavda, Paresh Dhanani detained for protest against farm bills

Following an aggressive protest against the contentious farm legislations, around 100 Gujarat Congress workers were detained by the police in Gandhinagar on Monday. Among those detained include Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Paresh Dhanani. The detainees, which also includes several Congress MLAs, had gathered at the Ambedkar statue ear...

Farmers protest against farm bills

Several farmer organisations on Friday staged a protest across the country against the controversial farm bills that were passed by the Parliament amid protest of the Opposition. Farmers’ protest across India In fact, highways leading to Delhi were blocked by agitating farmers at several places in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. The blockade was in...

Opposition requests President Ram Nath Kovind not to clear farm bills

Opposition parties led by the Congress have requested President Ram Nath Kovind not to give his assent to the controversial farm bills that were passed by recently the Parliament despite its opposition. Since the controversial bills have been already passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, they will be sent to the President for...

Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha proceedings till suspension of MPs not revoked

Following the suspension of eight Opposition MPs for “unruly behaviour” during the passage of the controversial farm bills, several Opposition parties led by Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout in Rajya Sabha. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, while speaking after the Zero Hour, said Opposition will boycott the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha till...

Congress to launch nationwide protests against controversial farm bills

Hours after eight Rajya Sabha MPs were suspended for the remainder of the monsoon session for opposing the controversial farm bills and several farmer outfits expressing their anger against the Centre, the Congress party on Monday declared that it will launch a nationwide agitation against the farm bills. The farm bills have been already cleared...