The Farm Rules Repeal Bill, 2021, was passed in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Monday amid disputes between opposition parties seeking talks on the bill and other issues concerned with the farmers movement.
The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar. Urging opposition parties to co-operate with the government, trade union president Prehad Joshi had earlier said there was enough discussion on the issue when it was passed in Parliament.
“The government’s intention is clear – we want to pass the Farm Rules Repeal Bill 2021 to Lok Sabha and then to Rajya Sabha,” said the union minister.
In Lok Sabha, due to the turmoil raised by the opposition parties, Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament Om Birla suspended the session till Tuesday 2 pm.
He said the entire opposition party wanted the rules to be repealed but when the same thing was done, there was an uproar. “I ask the Opposition what their motive is?” he said.
The Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said opposition parties wanted to discuss the Farm Abolition Bill, 2021.
“We welcome the repeal of the three farm rules. We want to discuss the many incidents that took place during the riots, including the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and the electricity bill. Farmers are still at the scene,” Kharge added.
In a statement to Guru Nanak Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that three controversial agricultural debts would be canceled and urged protesting farmers to reconsider their year-long standoff. However, unrest continues due to other farmers’ demands.
Therefore, due to the uproar by the political Parties in the Parliament it became very difficult for government to pass the bills and nourish the Population. This kind of politics needs to be called off as it is against the principal of growth and development.
Earlier, during Monsoon session of Parliament, the opposition did same by restricting the government to produce developmental and growth oriented bills in the parliament.