On Tuesday while addressing farmers rally at Mumbai, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole stated that the three controversial agricultural laws that were passed by Parliament last September will not be implemented in the state.
Earlier on Monday Farmers from 21 districts of Maharashtra have gathered at Azad Maidan in Mumbai in solidarity with thousands of their comrades gearing up for a massive tractor rally in Delhi against these new pieces of legislation.
Speaker Patole today addressed the gathering in Mumbai as part of the flag-hoisting ceremony to mark India’s 72nd Republic Day.
Patole cited, “The Maharashtra government will form a committee to look into these laws. The government will not implement the farm laws in the state. I am first a farmer, then the occupant of a constitutional post. So, I have come here to support the farmers.”
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at different borders of Delhi since November 26 against new contagious agriculture law- 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 the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.