RJD MP moves Supreme Court, challenging constitutional validity of new farm bills

RJD MP Manoj Jha has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, stating that these newly enacted laws are discriminatory and can allow the huge corporators to exploit the farmers. He also challenged the constitutional validity of these newly enacted laws.

Parliament has recently passed the 3 Agriculture laws, and also the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. The bills came into effect from Sep 27 after signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Jha, in his plea, said: “The impugned legislations corporatize agriculture and ushers in an unregulated and exploitatory regime. A farmer wouldn’t have the knowledge to barter the simplest terms with a private company. This results in unequal negotiation position in negotiating the farm agreement with corporates would result incorporates monopolizing the agriculture sector.”

The plea mentioned that the laws are passed by Parliament “in breach of the Parliamentary Rules and convention and these impugned acts are unconstitutional on the ground that it’s discriminatory and plainly discretional and additionally violates the Basic structure of the Constitution.”

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