The TMC government has decided to hold a special assembly session on January 27 to discuss the Centre’s farm laws and Goods and Service Tax (GST).

West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday (January 8) said, “A special session of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly will be held on January 27, issues such as farm laws and GST will be discussed.”

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Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that her party will convene a special assembly session to pass a resolution against the Centre’s newly passed farm bills.

Mamata Banerjee has asked the Centre to withdraw the laws and said that her party would seek the support of other parties for the resolution against the farm legislation.

Partha Chatterjee said that he will send a letter to the left and Congress to gain their support on the issue.

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The Chief Minister even assured support to the farmers who are protesting in Delhi against the Centre’s newly passed farm laws. 

However, the government asked farmer unions to "give an option other than repealing" and the next round of talks is proposed for January 15.