The protest against the three agricultural reform laws has come full circle, with farm unions arriving at Parliament on July 22, to demand the repeal of the laws passed 10 months ago. With Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal giving official approval for a staggered agitation at Jantar Mantar during the monsoon session, farm leaders says the government must take responsibility for ensuring there is no conflict or chaos as seen on the Republic Day, the last time the protesters entered the capital. Voters' whips "It is Parliament that had passed these laws and they are the ones who must take the responsibility to repeal them. We have issued voters' whips to all Opposition MPs that they must raise the issue within the House, while we sit outside at Jantar Mantar," said Jagmohan Singh, a leader of the Dakaunda faction of the Bharatiya Kisan Union in Punjab. He said there had been no progress in terms of talks with the government since the last round ended six months ago on January 22. Hence the return to the legislature. "There will be no hullaballoo. We will just sit there as long as Parliament sits every day, holding them accountable to the people's… Read full this story
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