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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Farm Laws


Appeals made in vain, Chairman asks MPs protesting to introspect

July 28, 2021 3:48 am

The protests by the Opposition parties in the Well of the House, despite his repeated appeals for order, forced Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to call upon the protesting MPs to “introspect if this is what we make of our exalted parliamentary democracy”.

House at a halt, PM says Cong behind it, tells MPs ‘expose’ Opp

July 28, 2021 7:28 am

According to sources in the BJP, Modi, while addressing the BJP MPs at the parliamentary party meeting, pointed out that the Congress has forgotten that the floor of the House is for discussion, not for slogan raising.

Day 6: LS, RS move on stop-start mode as adjournments drown out business

July 28, 2021 6:17 am

The government blamed the Opposition for continuous disruptions that have blocked discussions and major legislative business.

‘(Spyware) an attack on privacy, but is something previous govts have also done’: BSP MP Ritesh Pandey

July 27, 2021 7:05 am

BSP has been protesting in Parliament against the farm laws. Although the party has criticised the alleged snooping, it did not join the Congress or TMC in their protests over it.

Day three Of Kisan Protest: At Jantar Mantar, ‘mahila Parliament’ debates farm laws, mandi system

July 27, 2021 8:37 am

Discussions revolved around the “crumbling” mandi system, inflation, unemployment, and corporatisation.

Not in favour of telling people who to vote for, says farm leader and SKM member

July 24, 2021 8:58 am

Shiv Kumar Kakka, national president of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh, is one of the 40 farm negotiators who had held 11 rounds of talks with the Centre. He said he held similar views at the time of the Bengal assembly elections.

Mandi system crumbling, Centre needs to listen to us: Farmers’ chorus at Jantar Mantar on Day 2

July 24, 2021 9:20 am

Two-hundred farmers were present, most of them new faces as they said they are attending the protest in batches. The DDMA under the L-G had earlier given permission to farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar, albeit in small batches.

Mayawati slams Amarinder Singh over letter to PM regarding farmers' protest

July 17, 2021 6:53 pm

Singh had on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately resume talks with agitating farmers, sending him a letter that cited "cross-border threat" by ISI-backed groups ahead of the state assembly polls.

In Monsoon Session, SAD to lead Opposition drive against farm laws

July 16, 2021 8:16 am

“The Shiromani Akali Dal will be seeking repeal of the farm laws in both the houses of Parliament. We have already got Shiv Sena, NCP, DMK, TMC and BSP on board to back the move. We are reaching out to the Left parties and other regional parties tomorrow,” SAD MP Naresh Gujral told The Indian Express.

Poll remarks: SKM suspends prominent farm stir leader Gurnam Chaduni for one week

July 15, 2021 10:38 am

Chaduni has insisted that he stands by his "ideology" that the farmers and majdoors should contest polls.


'Black day': Punjab farmers hoist black flag to mark six months of protest against agri laws

May 26, 2021 1:57 pm

Farmers at several places in Punjab put up black flags atop their houses on Wednesday, joining a 'black day' call given by protesting farmer unions to mark six months of their agitation at Delhi borders against the Centre's three contentious farm laws.

Farmers' protest hits milestone 100 days at Delhi's borders

March 06, 2021 2:44 pm

To mark the occasion, the farmers have planned a host of activities over the next few days — from a ‘chakka jam’ to International Women’s Day celebrations.

'Rail Roko': Protesting farmers sit on tracks

February 18, 2021 10:18 pm

Farmers protesting against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws have called for a four-hour nationwide ‘rail roko’ protest between noon and 4 PM on Thursday.

Farmers defy police order, gather for mahapanchayat in UP’s Shamli

February 05, 2021 10:16 pm

The Shamli district administration had denied permission for mahapanchayat in west UP at Bhainswal village on Friday, citing “unruly behaviour by farmers” at the tractor rally in Delhi on Republic Day and “violation of Covid guidelines” by protesters.