The Congress has slammed the government for “not allowing” a discussion on the farm laws repeal bill before passing it in a ‘haste’.
“The government blames us for not letting the House function. But farm laws repeal bill 2021 was introduced and passed without any discussion. Opposition had demanded a discussion on it. Even though the government has repealed the farm laws, its ‘Mann ki Baat’ is something else,” alleged Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
Meanwhile leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said that the opposition wanted to discuss several incidents that took place during the farmers’ protests.
“We welcome withdrawal of the three farm laws. We demanded a discussion on several incidents that took place during agitation including the Lakhimpur Kheri incident,” said Mallikarjun Kharge.
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“Government is wrong in saying that there is never a discussion on repeal bills,” Kharge added.
Meanwhile, the Centre has hit back at the opposition for “creating ruckus” in the House during passing of the repeal bill.
“During the passing of the farm bills, there was enough discussion. The entire Opposition was demanding to repeal the laws. But when we went to repeal the laws the Opposition created ruckus,” Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said.
The Bill has been passed in both the Houses of the Parliament.