Rajya Sabha News: Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Parliament that India and China have agreed to disengage on the north and south banks of Pangong Lake. After this agreement, he said, India-China will remove forward deployments in a phased, coordinated manner.
Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha
Parliament Proceeding News Updates: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today spoke on “content an intent” of farm laws, a day after Prime Minister Modi said that the grand old party was discussing only the colour of the three legislations at the centre of months-long protests. “Yesterday while addressing the House, PM said that the Opposition is talking about the agitation but not about the content and intent of Farm Laws. I thought I should make him happy today and speak on the content and intent of the laws,” Gandhi said in Lok Sabha.
Gandhi said that the content of the first law is that one can have unlimited purchase of food grains, fruits and vegetables anywhere in the country. “If the purchase is unlimited anywhere in the country, then who would go to Mandis? The content of the first law is to finish the mandis,” he said.
On the second law, Gandhi said big businessmen can store as much food grains, fruits and vegetables as they want. “They can hoard as much as they want. Content of the second law is to end the Essential Commodities Act. It is, to start unlimited hoarding in India,” the Congress leader said. “The content of the third law is that when a farmer goes before the biggest businessman of India to demand the right price for his crops, he will not be allowed to go to the Court.”
Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Parliament that India and China have agreed to disengage on the north and south banks of Pangong Lake. After this agreement, he said, India-China will remove forward deployments in a phased, coordinated manner.
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Around five months back, Indian troops occupied a number of strategic heights in the Mukhpari, Rechin La and Magar hill areas around the southern bank of the Pangong lake after the Chinese military attempted to intimidate them in the area. Close to 100,000 Indian and Chinese troops are deployed in eastern Ladakh amid continuing diplomatic and military talks to find an amicable solution to the standoff. Last month, Army chief Gen MM Naravane said that Indian troops will hold their ground as long as it takes to achieve the "national goals and objectives". (PTI)