Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 2
An adamant opposition forced the first adjournment of Lok Sabha until 5 pm this evening after Speaker Om Birla rejected the suspension of business notices moved by several parties to seek a discussion on farm issues and repeal of farm laws.
Speaker Om Birla adjourned the house within 10 minutes of convening at 4 pm after the opposition MPs including Congress, Left, TMC, NCP, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and RLP storming the well and raising “take back black laws” slogans.
Speaker’s assurances to the opposition that he would allow them to raise the issue once the question hour concluded did not cut ice.
The speaker also urged the opposition to participate in the question hour noting that there were questions related to farmer welfare to be taken up in the house.
“Last session when we did not have question hour you said democracy was being murdered. Today you are not participating in the question hour. Please leave sloganeering for outside the house,” said the Speaker, noting that the opposition could flag farmer issues during question hour which was “primarily about farmer welfare today.”