NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday advised partyruled states to explore the possibilities to pass legislations under Article 254(2) to negate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government’s “anti-agricultural laws” and prevent the “grave injustice” being done to farmers.
The Opposition party is citing the BJP government’s move in 2015 when it asked partyruled states to bring their own laws to override the land acquisition act of 2013 passed during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) tenure for boosting infrastructure development.
“Congress president has advised Congress-ruled states to explore the possibilities to pass laws in their respective states under Article 254(2) of the Constitution which allows the state legislatures to pass a law to negate the anti-agriculture central laws encroaching upon state’s jurisdiction under the Constitution,” Congress general secretary in-charge of organisation K C Venugopal said in a statement.
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September 29, 2020