Chandigarh, March 2
The second day of the Punjab Budget session saw the Opposition trashing the Congress’ claim of leading from the front in opposing the three farm laws. It also cornered the treasury benches over the “unfulfilled” poll promise of loan waiver for farm labourers.
Accept resignation, Nagra tells Speaker
Claiming he was the first to flag the contentious farm laws, Congress MLA Kuljit Nagra urged the Speaker to accept his resignation tendered soon after the laws were passed in Parliament.
Three UP villages stop milk supply
Farmers in three Amroha villages of UP have stopped milk supply to cooperative societies in solidarity with farmers. They will also hike rate to Rs100/litre from March 6. IANS
During a debate on the Governor’s Address, SAD and AAP legislators accused the ruling party of being complicit in passing of the farm laws by the Modi government. Congress MLAs hit back and accused the Akali Dal of taking a U-turn on the matter. Heated arguments were witnessed when Congress MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra credited Capt Amarinder Singh and himself for leading the front against the farm laws and slammed the Akalis for “not objecting” before the Bills were passed. SAD leader Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said, on objections raised by then Union Minister Harsimrat, the Centre had assured them of making the desired changes to the Bills. Nagra asked him to produce the dissent note, if any, sent by Harsimrat.
SAD’s Harinder Pal Chandumajra and AAP’s Meet Hayer questioned the Congress role on the panel constituted by the Centre before passing the laws. — TNS
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