New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal on Thursday moved a resolution against the Centre to withdraw the three contentious farm laws. The resolution comes amid chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ heard outside the state Assembly where utter chaos. Speaking on the move, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the BJP was “burning the entire country like Lanka Kand of Ramayana”.Also Read - UP Assembly Polls 2022: Race For Tickets Put Family Relations To Test
“BJP always maligns every agitation as terrorist activity. The laws are totally anti-farmer. They pushed it (in Parliament) using brute force. We will not accept farmers being branded as traitors,” Banerjee said amid a protest by BJP MLAs. Also Read - Explained | Why Centre And States Are At Stand-Off Over Proposed Changes In Civil Servants’ Deputation Rule?
Earlier on January 23, Banerjee had declined to speak after the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan was raised from a section of the audience just before she was to address the programme in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She had said such an “insult” was unacceptable. Also Read - UP Assembly Polls 2022: BJP Ally Apna Dal (S) Fields 1st Candidate, A Muslim, From Home Turf of Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan
The Congress had supported Banerjee saying that raising slogans in this way is an insult to the chief minister, while the CPI(M) described the incident as “disgraceful to the state”.
It must be noted that five non-BJP-ruled states including Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Kerala and Delhi have already passed resolutions against the Centre’s agriculture laws, that have lead to massive agitation at Delhi borders where thousands of farmers, primarily from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting for more than two months.