New Delhi: Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday tabled a resolution in the legislative assembly to repeal the Centre’s three new farm laws. AAP MLA Mahendra Goyal tore a copy of the farm laws during his speech in the assembly. Also Read - World's Biggest Vaccination Drive to be Launched Today, Farmers-Centre Talks Reach no Conclusion: Check Top Headlines at This Hour
“I refuse to accept these black laws which are against farmers,” he said. Also Read - Farm Laws Stir: Police Stop Congress Workers With Water Cannon in Punjab; Hooda, Other Leaders Detained in Haryana
The AAP government has convened a one-day special session of the Delhi assembly to discuss the alleged misappropriation of nearly Rs 2,500 crore in the municipal corporations.
Incidentally, the Kejriwal government had notified the laws on November 23, after the President’s assent.
AAP has been protesting vehemently against the recently legislated farm laws claiming they are anti-farmer and will erode their means of livelihood rather than enhancing their living standards.
Thousands of farmers have been agitating against the agri-marketing laws at Delhi borders since the last 20 days demanding that the laws be repealed.
Many AAP leaders, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia, had joined the farmers’ day-long fast on Monday in protest against the farm laws.
(With inputs from PTI)