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Farm bill and labour reform bill won't be implemented in Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar

Farmers across the country including Maharashtra have been protesting against the farm bills. Moreover, the labour wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) - Bharatiya Majodoor Sangh (BMS) has also strongly opposed the labour reform bill.

Farm bill and labour reform bill won't be implemented in Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar
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After the passage of three agriculture bills and labour reform bill in Parliament during the ongoing monsoon session, the opposition against the central government has intensified. The bills were cleared amid the protests from opposition members in Rajya Sabha. 

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said that the farm and labour reform bills won’t be implemented in the state. Pawar was speaking to the media in Pune where he announced that these bills won’t be implemented in Maharashtra. 

Farmers across the country including Maharashtra have been protesting against the farm bills. Moreover, the labour wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) - Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has also strongly opposed the labour reform bill.  

In Maharashtra, several farmer and labour organisations protested against the bills passed by the central government on September 25. The agitation has been supported by Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU). 

Even the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress have joined the protests. The farmers have called for a nationwide ‘bandh’ against the passage of these bills and have blocked the way at Punjab-Haryana border. Meanwhile, the copy of the farm bill was also burned by Shetti in Kolhapur. 

The Narendra Modi government passed three agriculture bills - Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, Amendment to 1955 Essential Commodities Act - which are being opposed by farmers, especially in Punjab and Haryana. 

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