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Farmer Bill 2020 passed by Rajya Sabha Amid Protests, Monsoon session will end on October 1

Currently, the Parliament Monsoon Session is going on. On Sunday Rajya Sabha passed two contentious farmer bill. Furthermore, these two bills have led to enormous outrage among the farmers. A lot of protests are being carried out. Also, these bills have triggered the anger of the farmers from every corner of the country. Subsequently, the Monsoon session will end on October 1.

Farmer Bill was passed

Rajya Sabha today passed two contentious Farmer Bill. Eventually, this has led to nationwide distress. Also, this has triggered protests by farmers in several places. In addition to this harsh response was observed amid uproar by opposition members. Too much drama was seen in the Upper House of the Parliament. The ministers of several opposition parties showed strong disagreement against these bills.

New Farmer Bill 2020 passed by Rajya Sabha Amid Protests

Lok Sabha passed the bills

The two bills namely, 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. Earlier these two were passed by Lok Sabha on Thursday. In addition to this on Sunday, the bill was passed by Rajya Sabha as well.

No confidence motion

A lot of political drama was observed in the Rajya Sabha. Around 47 members of opposition parties moved a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson Harivansh Singh. The action was taken after yesterday’s proceedings. The reason behind this was the passing of two controversial farm bills. The ministers showed their disagreement by moving a no-confidence motion against Mr. Singh.

A letter by the MPs

A letter was written to the Secretary-General of the Council of States. It was signed by the ministers of the opposition. The letter stated that Mr. Singh should not preside over house sessions until the matter is settled. The letter also said he “packed the house with security personnel deliberately designed to overawe and outnumber the Members of the Opposition”.

Some more information

The House also rejected the demand of several opposition parties to send the two bills to a Rajya Sabha Select Committee for greater scrutiny. In the letter, the MPs also alleged that the deputy chairperson did not allow many opposition members to speak. Also didn’t consider extending the session. All this has led to an enormous outbreak. Further, let’s see how political statics change.

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