Rajya Sabha passes essential farm Bills amid protests by Opposition


Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 20

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday broke into pandemonium on the time of course of for voting on the farm Bills following reply by Agriculture Minister Tomar.

Meanwhile, the House passes the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Protection and Facilitation) Bill by a voice vote amidst protest.

The House additionally handed the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill with all amendments to it moved by the Opposition, defeated by a voice vote.

BJP nationwide president JP Nadda hailed the passage of farm Bills and demanded motion in opposition to all Opposition MPs who had been a part of the chaos within the Rajya Sabha.

Nadda mentioned the conduct of the Opposition within the Rajya Sabha in the course of the passage of payments was extremely irresponsible and was an assault on democracy.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar additionally hailed the historic transfer by the Rajya Sabha.


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The Opposition members walked into the Well and in addition tried to make use of drive to tamper with the general public handle system on the Chair’s Desk.

TMC, different Opposition members climb Chairman’s podium after their demand for voting on the movement to ship farm payments to pick out panel was not thought of.

The protest erupted on the extension of the House past the scheduled time right this moment for the passage of the Bills. Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad mentioned the extension ought to have been by means of consensus and never the variety of the ruling occasion.

Ruckus erupts within the Rajya Sabha as Opposition rushes to Well of House over agriculture-related payments, in the course of the ongoing Monsoon Session on the Parliament House in New Delhi, Sunday, September 20, 2020. (RSTV/PTI Photo)

He recommended to hold on the proceedings for passage of the Bills tomorrow, which was not accepted by the Chair.

Deputy Chairman Harivansh was presiding over the proceedings when the protest erupted.

The lay of the Rajya Sabha recommended that the federal government had the numbers to get the Bills handed.

Meanwhile, the House was adjourned amidst the logjam.

Before the protest, motions from the Opposition benches to ship the payments to House’s Select Committee had been negated by a voice vote.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh conducts proceedings as ruckus erupts within the higher home over agri-related payments. (RSTV/PTI Photo)

The House was resumed after a short interval of adjournment.

Opposition members proceed with their protest within the Well amidst the Chair proceed the proceedings to go the Bills with the amendments transfer in opposition to them getting defeated one after one other.



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