New Delhi, September 23: MPs of Opposition parties marched in Parliament premises in protest over farm bills. Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Derek O'Brien, and Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan present, among others. According to a video shared by ANI, placards of 'Save Farmers' & 'Save Farmers, Save Workers, Save Democracy' were seen.
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Farm Bill Protests:
#WATCH: MPs of Opposition parties march in Parliament premises in protest over farm bills. Placards of 'Save Farmers' & 'Save Farmers, Save Workers, Save Democracy' seen.
Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Derek O'Brien, and Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan present, among others. pic.twitter.com/PIIxqciFpG
— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2020
On Tuesday, the opposition boycotted the ongoing session over Centre’s refusal to accept its demand for withdrawal of farm bills passed by Parliament.
On Sunday, the Rajya Sabha passed two contentious key farm bills - Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020) through voice vote. Following the uproar in the Rajya Sabha, eight Opposition MPs were suspended from Rajya Sabha for a week under Rule 256(2) on Monday.
Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh who was at the chair when the Opposition MPs created the ruckus observed a one-day fast protesting the unruly behaviour of the Opposition MPs.
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