Farm Laws: Both Houses of Parliament Adjourned Thrice Amid Ruckus

According to media reports, the Opposition parties had moved a motion for discussion of the farmers’ issues.

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Opposition leaders stage a protest over farm laws at Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, on 2 February.
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The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned thrice on Tuesday, 2 February, amid uproar by the Opposition over the farm laws. The adjournment of the Lower House came after the Rajya Sabha proceedings were also adjourned for the day, over the ruckus against the three farm laws.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha had on Tuesday, 2 February, convened the first functional session since the commencement of the Budget session for 2021.

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LOK SABHA?

The House reconvened after Speaker Om Birla had adjourned it till 5 pm over ruckus being created by members of the Opposition against the three farm laws.

However, members kept chanting slogans of ‘take farm laws back’, leading to the House being adjourned for the second time, till 7 pm. The House was later adjourned for the day.

The uproar in the Lok Sabha followed adjournment motion notices by DMK MP D Ravi Kumar over providing important parliamentary papers in Tamil and Shiv Sena MP Vinayak Raut over discussion on Republic Day violence in Delhi.

WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN THE RAJYA SABHA?

The Rajya Sabha session was adjourned thrice on Tuesday, amid slogans, demanding a repeal of the three contentious farm laws.

The Opposition parties had reportedly moved a motion for discussion of the farmers’ issue on Tuesday. In response to this, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that the discussion will be held on Wednesday.

“President has referred to farmers’ agitation in his address. I wanted the discussion to start today but I was told that the discussion first starts in Lok Sabha. Keeping this in mind we have agreed to have a discussion on President’s address tomorrow.”   
M Venkaiah Naidu, according to ANI   

Venkaiah Naidu also according to ANI, said that there were “discussions threadbare in the House on farm laws.”

“It is a wrong impression being created that there was no discussion. With regard to voting, people may have their own arguments but every party had completed their part and made suggestions.”

Indian farmers have been protesting the three contentious farm laws brought on by the Narendra Modi government for 70 days now.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)

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