Ghulam Nabi Azad Meets President Kovind, Seeks Rollback Of Farm Bills

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad provided representation to President Ram Nath Kovind about farm bills to be passed unconstitutionally.

Jessica David

September 24, 2020

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The Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday (September 23). The Congress leader provided representation to the President about farm bills claiming them to be passed in the Upper House “unconstitutionally.” Speaking to media, Azad said, “There was no division of votes, no voice voting. Constitution was undermined in the temple of democracy.” “We have given a representation to President that Farm Bills have been passed unconstitutionally and he said return these bills,” he added.

Stepping up the offensive against the government over the passage of farm bills, 18 opposition parties on Wednesday urged President Kovind not to sign the contentious bills and alleged that they were passed “unconstitutionally” in “complete disregard” of parliamentary norms. In a meeting with the President on behalf of these 18 non-NDA parties, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said he has requested the President to return the bills and only give his assent after they have been passed after following proper rules and procedures.

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