The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Farm Acts Repeal Bill amid ruckus, with few Opposition parties demanding discussions on it. Speaker Om Birla then adjourned the House till 2 pm.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 passed by Lok Sabha amid ruckus by Opposition MPs
Leader of Congress Party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury demands discussion on the Bill in the House pic.twitter.com/2QAyOAVGq1
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Earlier, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar tabled the bill, which seeks to repeal the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, which were passed during the Monsoon Session and triggered months of protests across northern India.
Interestingly, the bill says “only a small group of farmers are protesting” against the legislation while calling it the need of the hour to take along everyone for inclusive growth.
Meanwhile, as soon as the Parliament's winter session commenced, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12.19 pm as a mark of respect for Oscar Fernandes, a sitting member of the house who passed away and the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon following sloganeering by the Opposition members.