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Opposition parties demand president's intervention for forming JPC on farmer deaths


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NEW DELHI: Some opposition parties, led by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday and sought his intervention in asking the government to set up a JPC on farmer deaths and allow a discussion on the farmers' issue and the Pegasus snooping controversy in Parliament.

Leaders of SAD, NCP and JKNC met the president and handed over a letter signed by the representatives of various parties for his intervention. However, the Congress was not a signatory to the letter.

The letter by various parties, including SAD, Shiv Sena, NCP, BSP, JKNC, RLP, CPI and CPM, urges the president to intervene to ensure the formation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to ascertain the details of farmer deaths during their agitation against three agriculture laws of the Centre and allow a discussion on their issues in Parliament.

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)