Farmers of West Bengal joined the protest by blocking highways and roads in protest of the agriculture bill

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The Congress and the Left Front have demanded a special session of the state legislature to pass a resolution against the new laws in the bill.

Farmers across the country on Friday called for a nationwide strike to oppose the passage of the agriculture bill in the Lok Sabha. And West Bengal has also joined it. On this day, the farmers will protest by blocking the highways and roads in the state. Meanwhile, Congress and the Left Front have demanded a special session of the state legislature to pass a resolution against the new laws in the bill.

The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), a farmers’ organization of the CPM, has condemned the BJP government for passing the bill in violation of parliamentary procedures, federal policy and the rights of state and farmers without any debate or consultation. Today, September 25, they are expected to stage a mass protest by blocking highways and roads towards West Bengal.

Ashok Dhawale, president of the CPM’s farmers’ organization AIKS, said in a statement that the bills were passed to appease big corporates. Tapan Sen, general secretary of CPM’s workers’ union Situ, said Situ would join the struggle of farmers and agricultural workers. All the workers’ organizations, workers and unions will join this movement.

Opposition leader in the state assembly Abdul Mannan of the Congress and Sujan Chakraborty of the Left Front CPM wrote a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday. So he has been asked to convene a special session to pass a resolution against the bill.

Abdul Mannan said, “Let the government bring a resolution against the bill. We will support it. The Trinamool Congress is agitating with other parties outside Parliament on this issue. We hope it will also play a serious role against the BJP in West Bengal