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Farmers Protest: Opposition Parties Boycott Presidential Speech, Demand Investigation Into R-Day Violence News from India

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NEW DELHI: On Thursday, 16 opposition parties decided to boycott the presidential speech on Friday, January 29, the first day of Parliament’s budget session.
They also reaffirmed their demand for a complete rollback of the Center’s new agricultural laws.
In a joint opposition statement, the parties claimed that the Modi government was “insensitive” to the demands of dissident farmers and remained “undemocratic” and “indifferent” in its response. “We stand in solidarity with the farmers,” the statement added.

The joint statement is signed by Congress, NCP, DMK, Shiv Sena, RJD, CPM, IUML, PDP, MDMK, among others.
Furthermore, the leaders of the opposition parties have issued a joint statement demanding an impartial investigation into the incidents of violence in Delhi during the tractor rally and the role of the Center in the events.
The statement also said that the three agricultural laws are an assault on the rights of the States and violate the federal spirit of the Constitution.

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