Opposition parties protest against the farm bills in one day session of Uttarakhand assembly
| Wednesday | 23rd September, 2020
The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Uttarakhand unit tried to gather at the assembly against the “anti-farmer policies of the Central government and the growing unemployment issue in the hill state”.
The one-day session of the Uttarakhand assembly on Wednesday saw a glaring protest by the Opposition party Congress against the three contentious farm bills passed by the parliament.
The Congress members of the Uttarakhand legislative assembly (MLAs), including the state party president Pritam Singh, Qazi Nizamuddin, Manoj Rawat and Aadesh Singh Chauhan along with the Dehradun city unit chief Lal Chand Sharma, headed towards the assembly in a tractor in a symbolic protest against the farm bills that were passed by the Parliament.
However, the protesting lawmakers were prevented by the police personnel from entering the assembly premises.
Initially, opposition MLAs argued with the police but later they decided to sit on dharna in front of a barricade.
“The government is anti-farmer, which has been proved in the farm bills passed in Parliament. The government is not only against farmers but everything related to them such as tractors due to which we have been barred from entering the assembly premises,” said MLA Nizamuddin.
The protesting Congress legislators ended their stir after the police allowed them to proceed towards the assembly in the tractor.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Uttarakhand unit also tried to gather at the assembly against the “anti-farmer policies of the Central government and the growing unemployment issue in the hill state”.
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