Rajya Sabha passes two farm Bills by voice vote 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.

The Opposition members walked into the Well and in addition tried to make use of pressure 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-about.


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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 consensus and never the variety of the ruling social gathering.

He advised 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 advised 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.

The House was resumed after a quick interval of adjournment.

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



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