New Delhi – Amid uproar caused by opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha, the Government, by voice vote passed the bills related to agriculture in Parliament. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, these two Bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha on 14th September.
Rajya Sabha passes the Farmers' and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, amid protest by Opposition MPs https://t.co/JqGYfi8k4x
— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2020
- In the morning, when Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was presenting these Bills in the Rajya Sabha, the members of apposition party started creating a ruckus opposing these Bills.
- Slogans were also raised against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by going to the open space in front of the Chairman. The opposing parties criticised it saying that these proposed laws make farmers feel like their souls are being attacked; therefore, we will not sign this death warrant.
- DMK MP Alengovan said that the contribution of farmers in the total GDP of the country is 20%. Because of these bills they will be enslaved. These bills will kill farmers and keep them like a commodity.
- Congress member Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded an extension of the discussion time. He said that, it is the desire of the members that the Minister of Agriculture should reply not today but tomorrow. But Tomar continued with his request. Due to this, the angry MPs broke the microphones in front of him, while Trinamool Congress MP Derek O Brien went straight in front of the Speaker and tore the House Manual book. (How will these type of undisciplined and aggressive MPs guide the public? – Editor)
- Amid this uproar also, the Bills were passed and after that the functioning of the House was suspended.
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These bills are not related to MSP (Minimum Support Price) ! – Agriculture Minister
Agriculture Minister Tomar said that both these bills are historical. Due to them, there will be a complete change in the lives of farmers. With this, farmers will be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country. I want to assure the farmers that these Bills have no relation with the MSP (Minimum Support Price). The agricultural produce is being procured and will be done as per MSP. There is no need to present any doubt on this.