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Opposition party leaders to join protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar

Several opposition party leaders will on Friday go to Jantar Mantar here to express solidarity with farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws and participate in the 'Kisan Sansad'.

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

MPs of Opposition parties in Parliament hold placards demanding the repeal of three farm reform laws, staging a protest on July 28, 2021. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)
MPs of Opposition parties in Parliament hold placards demanding the repeal of three farm reform laws, staging a protest (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)

Several opposition party leaders will on Friday go to here to express solidarity with farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws and participate in the 'Kisan Sansad'.

Leaders of 14 met in Parliament house at 10 AM and decided to extend their support to the farmers' agitation and sit in solidarity with them.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and several other leaders of were present in the meeting held in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.

Opposition leaders including Gandhi will participate in the Kisan Sansad at and support the farmers in their demand for repeal of farm laws, Kharge told reporters after the meeting.

"The Opposition leaders' meeting decided to hold their protest in at 1 PM and sit with the protesting farmers," a senior leader told PTI.

The leaders would travel from Parliament at 12.30 PM in a bus and would participate in the Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar.

Leaders of several parties including the Congress, DMK, TMC, NCP, Shiv Sena, RJD, SP, CPIM, AAP, CPI, IUML, RSP, NC and LJD attended the opposition meeting.

The opposition leaders also discussed their floor strategy in both houses of Parliament during the meeting.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, August 06 2021. 12:08 IST
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