The Congress workers were prevented from marching forward and were arrested by the Tripura police on Monday Credit: EastMojo Image

Agartala: Tripura police on Monday arrested Congress workers in large numbers from Circuit House area and used water cannons to control them from marching towards Raj Bhawan protesting against the three controversial farm laws which has resulted in nationwide protest by farmers and opposition parties.

“The Congress party expresses their solidarity with the farmers of India and has started agitation movement against the farm laws that have been introduced by the Modi led government against farmers. This is a black law passed with an aim to help some corporate sector, which are friend of Modi and are funding him to win the election,” Pradesh Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas said.

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The President of India—Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the three bills passed by the Parliament on September 20 last resulting in widespread protest by the farmers and farmers organizations across the country.

Speaking further, he said that the bill was passed with an aim to destroy the rights of the farmers. If this farm laws are allowed to exist, then the farmers will be finished.

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“Thousand of farmers have already committed suicide. By this law, they are going to kill the farmers. The Prime Minister has set fire in the country and he himself will be burnt in this fire as the people have started protesting”, Biswas added.

The Congress leader also said that the Congress party stands with the farmers. Over 62 crore people and 250 farmer’s organizations are on the roads so protesting the farm laws. This will continue till the downfall of the Narendra Modi government, Biswas opined.

The three bills which were passed by the parliament include—The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020.

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A delegation of Pradesh Congress comprising the Pradesh chief Pijsuh Kanti Biswas, former chief minister Samir Ranjan Barman, Rajeshwar Debbarma handed over a representation for the President of India through Tripura Governor Ramesh Kumar Bais demanding rollback the farm laws.

Speaking with EastMojo, Sadar Sub-divisional police officer Shashvat Kumar said that the situation has been brought under control and people who were agitating have been detained.

“The agitating youths were prevented from marching forward and were arrested by the police. All the protestors have been detained and they would be taken to the detention centre,” Kumar said.

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