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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 30

The Shiromani Akali Dal, CPI, CPM, Shiv Sena, BSP, RLP, NCP and the NC today wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the deaths during farmers’ agitation. On Saturday, they will meet President Ram Nath Kovind to demand a debate on farmers’ and Pegasus issues.

In their letter to the Speaker, the parties said, “We urge you to form a JPC, led by an Opposition member, to ascertain details of the total number of lives lost in the ongoing Kisan Andolan and suggest ways to rehabilitate victim families. The panel could also take feedback from farmers and their representatives about their reservations vis a vis three agricultural laws and submit the same to the government for necessary action.”

The letter has been signed among others by Akali Dal MP and former minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, NCP’s Supriya Sule, BSP’s Danish Ali and NC’s Hasnain Masoodi.

Writes to speaker

Signatories: Akali MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal | NCP’s Supriya Sule | BSP’s Danish Ali | NC’s Hasnain Masoodi and others

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