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State Cong to explore feasibility of challenging legal validity of Modi’s anti-farmer ordinance: Jakhar

Phagwara, Jul 7 (UNI) The president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and former Lok Sabha Member Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said the state Congress would explore the feasibility of challenging the validity of Ordinances being brought by Modi Government as it was in violation of basic spirit of Indian constitution.
Chairing a congregation of the farmers at the village Litran near Nakodar, the Punjab Congress chief, accompanied by Chairman of Water Resources Management Corporation Jagbir Singh Brar, said that agriculture was part of the state list under the Indian constitution and only state governments have the right to frame laws on this subject.
He said that the Union Government led by PM Mr Narinder Modi has no right to frame any law on this subject. Jakhar said that as it violates the basic spirit of the Indian constitution so the state government was exploring the viability to challenge it in the apex court.

The Punjab Congress chief said that the ordinance was aimed at breaking the backbone of the food growers of the country. He said that the move to stop the government purchase of food grains was aimed at making the food growers a puppet in the hands of the private players, to whom the BJP Government desired to extend the largesse.
Mr Jakhar said that the move was a direct assault on the farmers of Punjab, who have exhausted their only available natural resources in terms of fertile soil and underground water to provide food grains to country, he added.
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