THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday calling for the immediate repeal of the three central agricultural laws that sparked a marathon unrest by farmers. The only BJP member of the 140-member House, O Rajagopal, defended agromarketing laws during the debate, but did not oppose the resolution.
“I openly expressed my differences of opinion on the resolution during the discussion, but I did not oppose it, because the popular sentiment in the House was to be adopted unanimously. I remained with the democratic spirit and the general consensus,” he said. Rajagopal.
He later made a statement denying support for the resolution. The speaker did not ask members if they opposed the resolution and that is why he remained silent then, said the BJP legislator.
Moving the resolution during the special session at which Governor Arif Mohammad Khan agreed after a long time, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala would be the most affected state if the unrest continues. This is due to the fact that, unlike other states, Kerala imports its cereals.