The 16 opposition parties in the country have issued a joint statement , decided to boycott the President’s address to be held on the first day of the budget session. Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said this while supporting the farmers’ movement. The budget session starts on 29 January, while on 1 February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the country’s next general budget 2021-22 .
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A large number of farmers are opposing three new agricultural laws on different boundaries of Delhi. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Gulab Nabi Azad said, ‘The Congress and 15 other parties together have decided that they will boycott the President’s address. At the same time we support the farmers’ movement. “In a joint statement, the opposition parties said,” The attitude of Prime Minister Modi and BJP government is very undemocratic. The government is full of arrogance. The government is behaving insensitively “All opposition parties support the farmers’ movement and are demanding the government to repeal all three laws. We are also boycotting the President’s address on January 29.”
The Congress party & 15 other Opposition parties have decided to boycott the President’s address to Parliament on 29th Jan 2021 in solidarity with the farmers of India.
Here is the joint statement: pic.twitter.com/mJo9Q4fXyd
– Congress (@INCIndia) January 28, 2021
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Which parties will not be included in the President’s address
Congress, NCP, National Conference, DMK, Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena, Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Communist Party of India (Marxist), CPI, Indian Muslim League, RSP, People Democratic Party, MDMK, Kerala Congress (M), All The India Democratic Front decided to boycott the President’s address.
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Last year, the Modi government at the Center passed three new agricultural legislators through an ordinance. Which farmers are constantly opposing. For the last two months, a large number of farmers have been stuck on different boundaries of Delhi. Even after several rounds of talks, there is no consensus between the government and the farmers.