After Rajya Sabha, Opposition parties led by Congress Tuesday boycotted Lok Sabha session in support of suspended Rajya Sabha MPs and farm bills issue. Earlier today, the proceedings were adjourned for an hour after MPs shouted slogans and raised banners to protest against the contentious farm bills.
As the house met, Congress MPs raised banners with “Don’t kill the Farmers” slogans and “Kisanon par Tanashahi nahin chalegi”. Speaker Om Birla urged members to follow the Covid-19 protocols in the house and maintain physical distance. Speaker then said he was concerned about the safety of the MPs and he would adjourn the proceedings for an hour.
Meanwhile, earlier today, the government said it will consider revoking the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha members only after they apologise for their behaviour in the Upper House, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday, news agency PTI reported. The remarks came after a number of Opposition parties, led by the Congress, staged a walkout from demanding that the suspension of eight members be revoked.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension is revoked. Speaking after the Zero Hour, Azad also demanded that the government brings a bill that should ensure private players don’t procure food grains below the minimum support price (MSP) fixed by the government. He also asked the government that the MSP should be fixed from time to time as the C2 Swaminathan formula.
The Rajya Sabha today passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and amendments to essential commodities law. ( Indian Express )