Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien, while opposing the bills, targeted the Centre and reminded the Centre of its promise of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
The opposition on Sunday launched a full-fledged attack on the centre over the farm reform bills, which were tabled for discussion and passed in Rajya Sabha amid huge uproar.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien, while opposing the bills, targeted the Centre and reminded the Centre of its promise of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. Entering the well of of the House, O’Brien showed showed the rule book to Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh.
After the incident, the TMC MP shared a video on his twitter and wrote: “They cheated. They broke every rule in Parliament. It was a historic day. In the worst sense of the word. They cut RSTV feed so the country couldn’t see. They censored RSTV. Don’t spread propaganda. We have evidence. But first watch this.”
Later, he tweeted another video and said that opposition MPs are going to stage Dharna in Rajya Sabha.
“MPs from opposition parties now sitting in dharna INSIDE Rajya Sabha. The opposition wanted a vote (division) on #FarmBills Govt pushed bills denying Oppn legit right,” the TMC leader tweeted.
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar was replying to the concerns raised by opposition MPs, when the ruckus started in the house. Opposition members raised slogans against the government.
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 were being tabled, discussed and passed by a voice vote in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday.