LAKHIMPUR: The Dhakuakhana Block Congress Committee staged a massive protest on the Rajiv Bhawan premises, located in Dhakuakhana town, on Saturday demanding the scrapping of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and theEssential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 which are considered to be against the interest of the farmers' community.
Notably, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the three contentious agricultural bills that were passed in the Parliament amid protests by the Opposition parties. The President signed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, into law on September 24 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill on September 26.
While staging the protest, the Congress members rocked the environment by shouting number of slogans in support of their demand and to flay the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Government for enforcing the 'black acts'. Several hundred Congress members under nine Mandal committees of the political party under the subdivision took part in the protest programme. A protest meeting was also organized at the spot in connection with the programme. The meeting commenced with Dhakuakhana Block Congress Committee president Tarun Chetiya in the chair. In the meeting, Dhakuakhana Block Congress Committee former president Mukul Gogoi, Lakhimpur District Congress Committee vice-president Kesen Chetiya, Tarun Chetiya delivered lectures highlighting the demerits of the said acts.
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