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