Guwahati News Desk: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday slammed the protest carried out by a section of farmers against the three contentious agri laws and remarked it as ‘very unfortunate’ violence on the auspicious occasion of Republic Day.
Defending the new agri laws he said that the laws will benefit 10 crore, small farmers, immediately.
On the first day of the Budget session, Kovind in his routine address to the joint sitting of Parliament said the ‘insult’ to the tricolour and Republic Day during the January 26 protests was ‘very unfortunate’.
If the Constitution gives us the right to freedom of expression, it also teaches us to take laws and rules seriously, he said in his address that was boycotted by over 20 opposition parties in support of the demand of protesting farmers that the three laws be repealed.
In his address, the President highlights the view of the government approved by the Union Cabinet.