Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked the Congress-ruled States to use the provisions in Article 254(2) of the Constitution to negate the three farm laws. According to the Congress, such a move will help the farmers in Congress-ruled States by bypassing the Centre’s legislations.

For instance, Punjab witnessed huge protests against the three laws, and the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had also announced that he will approach the Supreme Court against the laws.

‘Bypass farm laws’

AICC general secretary in-charge of organisation KC Venugopal said in a statement that Sonia advised the Congress-ruled States to explore the possibilities to pass laws in their respective States under Article 254(2) of the Constitution to pass a law to negate “the anti-agriculture Central laws encroaching upon State’s jurisdiction under the Constitution.”

Venugopal said such a move would enable the States to bypass the unacceptable anti-farmers’ provisions of the three draconian laws including the

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Just two weeks after President Trump approved executive actions aimed at bypassing stalled stimulus negotiations with Congress, only one state has said it is paying new jobless benefits, few evictions have been paused, and leading employers have made clear that workers will not benefit from the president’s new payroll tax deferral.



Steven Mnuchin, Lawrence Kudlow looking at a screen: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, and Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, listen to President Trump at a coronavirus briefing at the White House on Aug. 12. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)


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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, and Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, listen to President Trump at a coronavirus briefing at the White House on Aug. 12. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

After talks with congressional Democrats faltered, the president on Aug. 8 signed four executive actions aimed at staving off further economic turmoil. They included a $300-per-week benefit for jobless Americans, after the previous enhanced benefits expired in late July. Trump also directed a deferral of payroll taxes, as well as a halt to

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