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Despite Modi govt’s tactics for division, the opposition is united: Jairam Ramesh

The veteran leader Jairam Ramesh also asked the Centre to rollback three farm legislations, while calling them ‘black’ laws.

NEW DELHI — Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and former Union Minister, on Wednesday stated that despite the efforts of the Modi government to divide the opposition, the unity remains intact.

“Opposition is united in spite of Modi Govt’s efforts to break the unity,” the veteran Congress said and put forth two demands.

As per the politician, there ought to be a discussion in the Parliament on the Pegasus controversy and its implications for national security, followed by a response from the Home Minister.

The veteran leader also asked the Centre to rollback three farm legislations, while calling them ‘black’ laws.

“First, a discussion on the Pegasus scandal and its impact on national security with a reply by the Home Minister. A repeal of the three black farm laws with a discussion on farmers’ concerns,” Mr Jairam Ramesh tweeted about the demands.

Pertinently, the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi convened a breakfast meeting of over 100 opposition MPs on Tuesday, following which the guests rode bicycles and walked to Parliament to emphasize the importance of a “united” opposition.

According to the Congress party, it was a significant development wherein the various political parties, burying differences, came together for the greater good of taking on the ruling BJP.

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