Cranking up pressure to meet their demands, Opposition parties, led by the Congress, on Tuesday announced that they would boycott the Rajya Sabha session till the government meets their demands.
Revoking of the suspension of eight members and not referring the bills to a standing or select committee were quoted to be the main reasons behind the boycott, the oppositions refused to cooperate to held sessions.
The Opposition has also demanded that the government brings a bill which should ensure private players don’t procure food grains below the minimum support price (MSP) fixed by the government. The Congress was the first to walkout from the house along with members of the Aam Aadmi Party, Trinamool Congress and Left parties.
Earlier, the efforts of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh who met the protesting legislators failed while the suspended MPs joined the Opposition’s boycott of the rest of Monsoon Session. After which, Harivansh writes to President Ram Nath Kovind against the unruly behaviour with him in the House by Opposition MPs during the passing of agriculture bills on September 20.
Meanwhile, farmers across Punjab intensified their protests against the 3 farm bills that were passed by Parliament on Sunday.