New Delhi : Congress-led opposition parties boycotted the Lok Sabha on Tuesday in protest of the farm bill and the dismissal of eight Rajya Sabha MPs.
Coming out of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today, a large number of opposition members want the Modi government to meet their three main demands, including a “request” to lift the eight-member moratorium.
Here are the highlights of what happened in Parliament today:
1) Opposition MPs including Congress impatient Ranjan Chowdhury and NCP’s Supriya Sule held a meeting at the Parliament premises after boycotting the Lok Sabha for today.
2) The Congress came out of the Rajya Sabha with members of the Aam Aadmi Party, the Trinamool Congress and the Left. Hours after leaving the Upper House, members with the Bass and TRS also walked out of the lower house.
3) Talk about noise in it Parliament, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, “Rocks and violence in the Rajya Sabha during the passage of the two Farm Bill will come down as a shameful stain on the functioning of Parliament.
4) Meanwhile, in the midst of high drama in Parliament today, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad made three central demands, including a “request” to lift the suspension of eight states, ensuring that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) is not weakened. Meeting members.
5) First, Azad said the government should come up with a bill that would ensure that private players would not procure foodgrains below the MSP set by the Center. The second demand was that the MSP should be made on the basis of the recommendation of the report of the MS Swaminathan Committee. The third demand of the opposition was that the government or the Food Corporation of India should ensure that the crop should be collected from the farmers at a fixed MSP.
)) Speaking to the media, the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad “Once the suspended Rajya Sabha members apologize for their behavior, we will consider lifting the suspension,” he said.
)) Earlier today, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Haribhansh Narayan Singh went to the lawn of the Parliament Complex to give tea to the protesting MPs. Prime Minister Modi wrote in praise of Harivansh Singh, “Those who attacked and insulted him a few days ago personally served tea as well as those who sat in dharna show that Shri Harivansh ji was blessed with a humble mind and a huge heart. It shows his greatness. I join the people of India to congratulate Harivansh GK. “