New Delhi. Congress and other opposition lawmakers continued to protest at the Parliament complex here on Wednesday in the wake of the passage of three agriculture bills and other proposed laws. Protesting MPs marched from the Gandhi Gandhi statue to the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar inside the premises. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “Congress and all like-minded MPs are marching in Parliament from Gandhi statue to Ambedkar statue in protest of anti-peasant and anti-labor bill passed by Modi government in the most undemocratic manner.”
Earlier, opposition leaders met him in the room of Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and decided to continue opposing the agriculture bill. Opposition and government have clashed in parliament after two agriculture bills were passed amid a brawl at a high-level meeting on Sunday. The third controversial bill, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
On Sunday, some MPs who opposed the agriculture bill withheld the dignity of the house. Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien approached the seat, citing the rule book, and tried to snatch Mike. They even tore up the rule book and called the bill a ‘black law’. As the meeting began on Monday, Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu, eight MPs – Trinamool’s Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen, Congress’ Rajiv Satav, Ripun Bora, and Syed Nasir Hussain, Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh and CPI (M) KK Ragesh and E. Karim has suspended.
The opposition will meet the President at 5 p.m.
Opposition leaders will meet President Ram Nath Kobind on Wednesday. According to sources in the President’s Office, only five opposition leaders have been allowed to meet the President under the Corona Protocol. On Monday, the opposition wrote a letter to the president asking for an appointment, urging them not to sign the agriculture bill.
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