Ravi S Shankar
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 2
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday turned down notices for suspension of the House business by the Opposition parties’ leaders to discuss farm laws, saying the issue could be taken up during a discussion on ‘Motion of Thanks’ on President’s address, which will commence from tomorrow.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sukhendu Shekhar Roy of TMC, Truuchi Siva of DMK, E Kareem if CPI(M), Biniy Viswam (CPI) and Manoj Jha(RJD) and Ashok Sidhartha of BSP had given the notices.
Not satisfied with Naidu’s move to turn down the notices, the Opposition leaders staged a walk out in protest, after pressing for discussion on ground that the farmer issue was of national importance.
Opposition leaders later returned to the House and raised slogans in protest, disrupting the proceedings of the House while the Question Hour was in progress.
The House has been adjourned till 10:30 amdist the ruckus by the Opposition leaders.
During the proceedings of the House, Naidu also appreciated the performance of the Indian cricket team down under in Australia, where it won the four-match Test series. He said the victory by the inexperienced team represented “never say die” spirit of young India.