Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to fulfill President in night over farm Bills, suspension of MPs: Sources


New Delhi, September 23

Congress MP and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will meet President Ram Nath Kovind at 5 pm on Wednesday over the farm Bills and the suspension of the eight MPs, sources mentioned.

“The President has given us time and the LoP in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will meet him at 5 pm,” a senior Opposition chief informed PTI.

Around 16 Opposition events had submitted a memorandum to the President on these points.

Earlier, it was determined that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, solely 5 representatives of Opposition events – Congress, TMC, SP, TRS and DMK – will attend the assembly, relying on their energy in Parliament.

However, the TMC requested their spot be given to a smaller occasion, saying the struggle in opposition to the farm Bills was a united effort and didn’t rely on the variety of MPs of a specific occasion within the House.

It was then determined {that a} consultant from both the Shiv Sena or the NCP would be part of the delegation.

However, throughout a gathering of Opposition Rajya Sabha MPs on Wednesday, it was determined that solely the Leader of Opposition would attend the assembly, sources mentioned.

The Opposition events have been unanimous that they didn’t wish to depart any occasion out, however additionally they wished to observe all COVID-19 protocols, they added.

When requested concerning the TMC’s willingness to accommodate a smaller occasion as an alternative, its Rajya Sabha chief Derek O’Brien mentioned, “All Opposition parties have been working hard united to fight for farmers, workers and for saving democracy. The suggestion is a small gesture of solidarity from the Trinamool. It’s not just about numbers in Parliament. It’s the spirit” 

Opposition Rajya Sabha MPs are set to protest in opposition to the farm Bills and the suspension of MPs on Wednesday afternoon as nicely, whereas the Opposition leaders within the Lok Sabha are planning to fulfill at 2 pm to resolve on a dharna, sources mentioned. PTI



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