The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the contentious 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 amid high drama during the debate.
The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned over the uproar in the house over the bills.
The session saw members of the Opposition raising slogans of ‘hai hai’ and asking the government to take back the bills. Reports said that MPs tried to tear copies of the farm bill, said reports.
TMC MP Derek O’Brien was among the MPs who rushed into the well of the house.
Rajya Sabha: Opposition MPs in the well of the House raise slogans; Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh asks them to return to their seats pic.twitter.com/eBp194zrjQ— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2020
Rajya Sabha: TMC MP Derek O'Brien entered the well and showed the House rule book to Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, during discussion in the House on agriculture Bills pic.twitter.com/OlTjJb6j4F— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2020
O Brien tweeted a video from the central hall of the Parliament saying, “They cheated. They broke every rule in Parliament. It was a historic day. In the worst sense of the word. They cut RSTV feed so the country couldn’t see. They censored RSTV. Don’t spread propaganda. We have evidence. But first watch this.”
They cheated. They broke every rule in Parliament. It was a historic day. In the worst sense of the word. They cut RSTV feed so the country couldn't see. They censored RSTV. Don’t spread propaganda. We have evidence. But first watch this pic.twitter.com/y4Nh9Vu9DA— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও'ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) September 20, 2020
PTI reported that TMC, other opposition members climbed the chairman’s podium after their demand for voting on motion to send farm bills to select panel not considered.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar introduced the bills in the...