Lok Sabha passes Farm Laws Repeal Bill sans debate

Lok Sabha passes Farm Laws Repeal Bill sans debate

New Delhi: Amid sloganeering by Opposition members, the Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 was passed by the Lok Sabha by voice vote even as the Opposition kept on demanding a discussion on the same.
Immediately after Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar presented the Bill, Opposition members started raising slogans, some left their seats and walked down towards the well, and all demanded a discussion on the Bill.
Speaker Om Birla said the discussion will happen if only the members behaved and stopped sloganeering and sat in their respective seats. The members did not relent. The Speaker put the Bill for voice vote and it was cleared within seconds even as the Opposition continued sloganeering protesting that there was no discussion. The Lok Sabha was then adjourned till 2 pm.
Soon after, outside Parliament, NCP leader Supriya Sule told mediapersons, “This is a black day for democracy. The Government wants to do ‘Mann Ki Baat’ (own talk) but does not want to listen to the ‘Jan Ki Baat’ (people’s talk).”
Stating that the Government was afraid of the discussion, Congress Leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said, “We wanted a discussion on the three farm laws that were repealed and also a law on the MSP. The Government passed the bill without any discussion.”
Rakesh Tikait, one of the prominent members of the farmers’ agitation, told mediapersons, “The Government wants there should be no protests but we will not leave the site before MSP is discussed among other issues.”
In counter to Opposition leaders’ allegations, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said, “The Prime Minister has shown large heartedness and agreed to repeal the three laws. The farmers’ organisations were demanding it; the Opposition parties were demanding it. We agreed to their demand and brought in this Bill. The Opposition did not cooperate and kept on sloganeering and created ruckus. We have passed it in the Lok Sabha and today itself, we want to pass it in the Rajya Sabha. We appeal to the Opposition to cooperate in clearing the Bill in the Rajya Sabha.”

Farm Laws Repeal Bill passed in Rajya Sabha too

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday amid heavy sloganeering by the Opposition that wanted a debate on the issue. The Bill was passed by a voice just as it was passed by the Lok Sabha two hours earlier.
When the Rajya Sabha assembled at 2 pm, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar moved the motion in the Rajya Sabha.

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