Farmers are protesting against the farm reforms brought about by the Modi government. The two laws – the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce, the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services – and an amendment to the Essential Commodity Act are a bone of contention between the federal government and farmers.
Expressing his party’s strong disapproval of the country’s new farm laws, which have brought hundreds of thousands of infuriated farmers to Delhi’s borders from the neighbouring Punjab and Haryana states, Delhi government chief Arvind Kejriwal tore apart a copy of the laws in the state legislature on Thursday.
The Delhi government, run by Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party (AAP), called for a special session of the state legislature today to discuss the alleged misappropriation of funds by Modi’s BJP-led civic bodies.
During the special assembly session, Kejriwal also questioned the “hurry” to bring the new farm laws during the COVID-19 pandemic.