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Congress Demands Parliament Winter Session in Middle of Farmers’ Protest

New Delhi: In the midst of the agitations of the farmers, the Congress on Wednesday urged the Centre to convene the Parliament Winter Session

Congress leader Manish Tewari demanded the government to convene the session immediately. He took to Twitter and said: “Farmers have besieged Delhi, Economy is officially in recession…Govt needs to convene the winter session of Parliament asap without delay.”

The demand from Congress appears a day after the discussions between the Central government and the 32 farmer union leaders remained uncertain. The fourth round of discussions will be conducted on Thursday.

Tewari furthermore said the requirement for the session is necessary in the wake of the rising COVID-19 cases and the Chinese aggression.

He said on Twitter that Chinese continues to encroach upon over 1000 square kilometers of our land, COVID cases are at 95 lakhs with 1.38 lakhs dead in 8 months.

India’s overall count remained at 94,62,809 on Tuesday, as the casualty toll hit 1,37,621, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated.

The government has convened an all-party meeting on the issue of vaccine distribution on Friday to examine the issue with all the political parties.

The Farmers‘ Union has rejected the centre’s effort to talk and discuss the problems related to the controversial agricultural laws. The farmers’ agitation has escalated and their demonstration has entered its seventh day.

The farmers’ unions dismissed the government’s proposal to set up a committee to investigate issues raised by them. In a meeting with the three top leaders of BJP, the farmers’ representatives were quoted as saying that now isn’t the time for a committee, reports said.

A large number of farmers are advancing toward Delhi, demanding the agricultural laws to be repealed.

While some of them have entered Delhi, others are protesting on the borders of Delhi. The protesting farmers have said that they won’t return until their demands are accepted by the government.

In the meantime, the Delhi traffic police have shut Tikri border, Jharoda Border, Jhatikra Border for any traffic movement. As farmers are protesting close to Gautam Budh Dwar, individuals are encouraged to avoid Noida-link road for going to Noida and utilize NH-24 and DND instead for Noida.