Act to first behave riotously and then sit on agitation is unexplainable ! Is it not this hankering for publicity ?
New Delhi – All the eight MPs who were suspended for riotous behaviour in the Rajya Sabha after the passage of the Agriculture Bill have been protesting in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi all night since 21st September. On the morning of 22nd September, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh himself went to the site of agitation and served tea to the agitating MPs. These MPs, however, refused to drink the tea. This time, Singh also tried to communicate with these unhappy MPs.
Appreciation of Deputy Chairman by the Prime Minister
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the action of the Deputy Chairman. In a tweet, he said, “Harivanshji has taken tea for the same people who attacked and insulted him. It shows his greatness”.
Prime Minister @narendramodi showered praise on Harivansh, Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson, said he is blessed with a “humble mind and a big heart” after he went to meet the protesting MPs from the opposition parties and offered them tea https://t.co/F9XQMh9DNl
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) September 22, 2020
Deputy Chairman performed one day fast of saying he is saddened by the behaviour
After this, Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh said that he was saddened by the riotous behaviour in the Rajya Sabha and announced that he would fast for one day. Singh has informed of his decision to President Ramnath Kovind and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu.
Suspension of MPs is anti-democratic – Congress
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that either the MPs were not allowed to speak, and moreover, they were suspended. Therefore, this suspension is anti-democratic.
110 MPs supported the bills in the Rajya Sabha, while 72 opposed
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “The bills had the strong support of 110 MPs in the Rajya Sabha, while only 72 MPs opposed them. Opposition groups did not want bills to be passed”.
The agitation will continue till the suspension is lifted – Suspended MP
The suspended MPs took a stand saying, “We will continue to protest till our suspension is lifted”. At this time, the agitating MPs were holding placards saying ‘We will fight for the farmers’, ‘Murder of Parliamentary Democracy’. The MPs had brought pillows and sheets with them for the agitation, and fans were also installed to keep the MPs cool.