JCTU moves PM to repeal Farm Laws and withdraw Electricity Bill, 2020
The Joint Council of Trade Unions (JCTU), Assam on Tuesday sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner
GUWAHATI: The Joint Council of Trade Unions (JCTU), Assam on Tuesday sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner demanding repeal of the Farmers Acts, 2020; the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020; and withdrawal of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
"Through the Farmers'Act, 2020, the government is trying to handover the Indian agriculture sector along with the farmers' produce to a handful of corporate houses. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 is also aiming to facilitate black marketers to stockpile essential goods illegally only to create artificial food crises thus leading to sky-rocketing prices of all essential commodities," the JCTU alleged in the memorandum.
"The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which has been placed in the Parliament as the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 aims to privatize the power sector putting burden on the consumers," the memorandum said.
It added, "Through effective conversation appropriate solution to the demands of the agitating farmers could be achieved, but surprisingly, the Centre has virtually blocked the dialogue process after 11th round of talks.
Instead, some other undemocratic means to frustrate the peaceful protest of the farming community has been initiated." The JCTU through the memorandum urged the Government of India to accept the demands of the agitating farmers and resolve the issues without any further delay.