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After Punjab, now Rajasthan negates Centre’s farm laws, passes own bills

After Punjab, it’s Rajasthan government which has negated the farm laws recently passed by the Centre but introducing its own three bills in the state assembly today.

Shanti Dhariwal, cabinet minister in the Ashok Gehlot government, introduced the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation and Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020 in the state Assembly.

He also introduced the Code of Procedure (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020 on the first day of the Assembly session.

Punjab had passed its own bills in the assembly earlier this month after a five-hour discussion in which BJP MLAs did not take part.

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