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IndiaFormer PM Deve Gowda says he won't attend President's joint address

Former PM Deve Gowda says he won’t attend President’s joint address

Published: 29th Jan 2021 12:05 pm

Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Friday said he would not attend President Ram Nath Kovind’s joint address to Parliament in solidarity with the farmers agitating against the contentious farm laws.

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“In solidarity with my farmer brothers fighting against the three #FarmLaws, I have decided, after consulting my party @JanataDal_S units, not to attend the President’s joint address of Parliament today,” the JD(S) supremo, a Rajya Sabha member, tweeted.

The opposition parties led by Congress and backed by the Left parties and a few regional parties decided on Thursday not to attend Kovind’s joint address.

The farm laws have been a bone of contention ever since they were was passed.

Many farmers’ associations have been agitating for the past two months.

On January 26, the protest turned violent in Delhi leaving a large number of policemen and agitators injured.

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