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Farming-related bills 'anti-farmer', AAP will vote against them: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded that the Centre withdraw them, saying his party will vote against the bills in Parliament

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

Terming three bills related to agriculture "anti-farmer", convener and Delhi Chief Minister on Thursday demanded that the Centre withdraw them, saying his party will vote against the bills in

The has three Rajya Sabha MPs and one LoK Sabha MP.

"The three bills related to farming and brought in the are anti-farmer. all over the country are opposing them. The central government should withdraw these three bills. The will vote against them in Parliament," he tweeted in Hindi.

The Centre had on Monday introduced The Farmers' Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill, The (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, and 'The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill to replace the ordinances promulgated earlier.

These bills seek to provide barrier-free trade for farmers' produce outside notified farm mandis, and empower farmers to enter into farming agreements with private players prior to production for sale of agri-produce.

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First Published: Thu, September 17 2020. 11:02 IST
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