Haryana MLA resigns from assembly over farm laws

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Indian National Lok Dal leader Abhay Singh Chautala has tendered his resignation as MLA from the Haryana assembly over the three new farm laws, the Times of India reported.

According to the report, Speaker Gian Chand Gupta said he has accepted Abhay Chautala’s resignation with immediate effect. Abhay Chautala mentioned that he has resigned as farmers’ demands have not been met, Gupta told reporters here.

The 57-year-old INLD leader was the party’s lone MLA in the 90-member State Assembly and represented the Ellenabad seat.

Abhay Chautala, who is the younger son of INLD president and former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, drove to the state assembly complex here in a green tractor to submit his resignation.

Earlier this month, he had written to the Haryana assembly speaker, saying if the Centre does not withdraw the three new farm laws by 26 January, then his letter may be considered as his resignation as MLA from the House.

In the letter to Gupta, Abhay Chautala had slammed the Centre for imposing the “black laws” on farmers in an “undemocratic way” and said the farming community in the entire country is opposing these legislations.


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