Special Chhattisgarh assembly session next week for new farm law

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Several states saw protest by farmers over the new laws passed by Centre (File photo)

RAIPUR: A special session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly will be held on October 27 and 28 to bring a legislation aimed at bypassing the new Central farms laws.
The state assembly secretariat issued a notification in this regard on Wednesday after governor Anusuiya Uikey gave her approval for convening the special session.
The governor had earlier sent back the state government's proposal seeking to convene the special session of the assembly, with some queries, a government official here said.
However, the state government had again sent the file with replies to the queries on Tuesday evening following which she gave her consent on Wednesday, he added.
"The two-day session of state assembly will be held on October 27 and 28," the notification said.
State agriculture minister Ravindra Choubey had on Tuesday said that it was necessary to call a special session of the assembly before paddy procurement starts in the state to protect the interest of farmers from three new Central farm laws.
"Three agriculture laws would adversely affect the interest of farmers. In view of this, it is necessary to enact a new law to protect their interests. The state government's topmost priority is to ensure protection to the interests of the cultivators.
"Certain amendments are to be made in the Chhattisgarh Agricultural Produce Market Act 1972," Choubey had said in a statement.
Paddy procurement is going to start in the state from December 1 and the winter session of assembly is likely to be held in December last week.
Therefore, it is necessary to convene the special session ahead of December for the welfare of farmers, he said.
Meanwhile, the opposition BJP had submitted a letter to the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) on Tuesday seeking to stop the state government from holding the special session ahead of Marwahi assembly bypoll scheduled on November 3.
The BJP had alleged that the ruling Congress with an intention of influencing the byelection at Marwahi is calling a special session of the state legislative assembly for making policy decisions.

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