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Meghalaya Congress holds ‘protest meet’ against farmers’ bills

Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) held a protest meeting at the Congress Bhavan in Shillong on September 28 as a part of the ‘protest programme’ as announced by the AICC, against the three farmers’ bills passed by the central government recently in the parliament.

The protest meeting was led by senior party leaders including MPCC working president James S Lyngdoh, member of district council and MPCC secretary Bajop Pyngrope, and Congress legislator George B Lyngdoh.

In his address, Lyngdoh spoke of the measures that the bills would unleash on the farmers, which included, end of minimum support price, allowing of unregulated market and entry of rich private business houses, end of cooperative federalism in the constitution, and tremendous impact on employment in agricultural sector.

“The party office bearers, MLAs, MDCs, ex-MLAs, ex-MDCs, presidents and members of DCCs and BCCs and chiefs of frontal organisations, departments/cells and social media attended the protest programme,” he informed.

After the meeting, a memorandum addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind was handed over to the Raj Bhawan, Shillong, for onward communication to the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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