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16 political parties to boycott President’s address tomorrow, seek farm law repeal

The leaders of 16 opposition parties on Thursday said that they will boycott President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to both House of Parliament over farm laws.

The President will address both Houses of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session beginning on Friday.

According to sources, the Akali Dal, the Aam Aadmi Party and 16 other Opposition parties led by the Congress have decided to boycott the presidential address, which marks the customary start to the Budget Session commencing Friday.

Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral said, “We have decided to boycott the President’s address tomorrow in support of the legitimate demands of the Indian farmers.”

AAP parliamentary party has also decided similarly.

In a joint statement by the 16 opposition parties, including NCP, NC, Shiv Sena, Left parties, DMK, SP, TMC, RSP, IUML, the leaders said the prime minister was being arrogant in backing the farm laws

 

Source: The Tribune

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