TMC To Table Resolution Against Farm Laws In West Bengal Assembly On Jan 28

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal has asked all political parties to spell out their stand on the Centre’s farm laws at the Assembly session on Thursday.

The two-day special assembly session, that started on Wednesday, will table the resolution on the much talked-about contentious farm laws enacted by the BJP-led central government after being passed by Parliament last September.

TMC secretary general and state Education minister Partha Chatterjee explained that all parties have been asked to clear their stand on January 28, so that a resolution can be adopted. A whip was circulated regarding the resolution.

The Assembly session was adjourned on the first day after paying tribute to departed leaders, including former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had called for a three-day protest against the three farm laws.

On Republic Day, the national capital turned into a battlefield during the farmers’ tractor rally. The police resorted to lathi charge and tear gas as the protesting farmers broke barricades at several places and stormed the Red Fort to unfurl their flag.

On Wednesday, Kolkata turned into a battlefield, as Chhatra Parishad members marching towards the Assembly demanding opening of educational institutes and Teachers’ Unity Open Forum asking for equal pay for equal work clashed with police.

Representatives of various teachers’ organizations protested in front of the VVIP gate of the Assembly and even tried to break open the gate to enter the premises and their demands.

“We want equal pay for equal work for which we held an agitation at the North gate of the Assembly, but police didn’t allow us and even heckled us and dragged us away,” claimed Seema of Teachers’ Unity Open Forum.

Chhatra Parishad president Saurav Prasad, who was among those arrested by police for breaking police barricades at north Kolkata, slammed the ruling TMC for not opening educational institutes yet by maintaining pandemic protocols.

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