Don’t repeat Shaheen Bagh, Govt tells Opposition; Ghulam Nabi Azad requires repeal


Asserting that the brand new farm legal guidelines had been handed after in depth deliberations in Parliament, the BJP mentioned within the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the federal government’s doorways had been all the time open for farmers to resolve the difficulty amicably, and urged Opposition events to not flip the agitation into one other Shaheen Bagh.

Initiating the controversy on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s tackle, BJP member Bhubaneswar Kalita mentioned, “The benefits of these three important farm laws have started reaching more than 10 crore people and small farmers. There has been no reduction in the rights and facilities of farmers. Through these agriculture reforms, the government has given new rights to farmers.”

Saying the federal government has “utmost respect for farmers” and that Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal have held a number of rounds of discussions to resolve the difficulty, Kalita mentioned, addressing the Opposition, “The government is ready to discuss all issues… but my appeal to our friends, please do not make it another Shaheen Bagh,” he mentioned.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu had on Tuesday mentioned that members can increase the farmers’ situation throughout the debate on the movement because the President had talked about the agitation in his speech.

In his intervention, Leader of Opposition and Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad, whereas condemning the violence at Red Fort throughout the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day, requested the federal government to withdraw the three legal guidelines with out making it a status situation.

With Narendra Modi watching, Azad mentioned the Prime Minister himself ought to make an announcement on the repeal of the legal guidelines. “I urge the government to withdraw these three bills,” he mentioned, and added that the federal government ought to arrange a committee to seek out out the whereabouts of individuals “who have gone missing” throughout the farmers’ protest.

Referring to the violence that broke out in Delhi throughout the farmers’ tractor rally on January 26, the Congress chief mentioned the whole Opposition condemns the incident. “Disrespect to the national flag cannot be tolerated,” he mentioned, demanding strict motion in opposition to the culprits.

Describing farmers as “annadata”, the Congress chief mentioned there was no level confronting them. Instead, he mentioned, the federal government ought to concentrate on different essential points, together with revival of the economic system.

Azad additionally demanded the withdrawal of sedition circumstances in opposition to his get together colleague Shashi Tharoor and mediapersons, saying, “Shashi Tharoor was minister of state for external affairs. He has represented the country outside. How can he be anti-national…then we all are anti-nationals.”

The Opposition members moved 118 amendments to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s tackle.

Calling the violence of January 26 condemnable and looking for an inquiry by a sitting choose of the Supreme Court, Prasanna Acharya of the BJD, a celebration that has prior to now gone with the federal government on essential points corresponding to scrapping of Article 370, nonetheless, mentioned he didn’t see any cause why the federal government couldn’t embrace “two lines” guaranteeing MSPs within the farm legal guidelines.

Tiruchi Siva of the DMK and Okay Keshava Rao of the TRS raised the style through which the farm legal guidelines had been allegedly rushed by means of within the Rajya Sabha over the past session. “If only we were to be a little more democratic, a little more liberal, things would not have come to this pass,” Siva mentioned, calling for a repeal of the legal guidelines.

The SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav referred to as the federal government “merciless” at the same time as “farmers are losing their lives in the cold”. Saying Parliament and even the nation’s borders don’t have the form of safety witnessed at Delhi’s borders, Yadav requested the federal government to repeal the legal guidelines, carry new Bills and ship them to a Standing Committee for scrutiny. “If you had done this before, then none of this would have happened,” Yadav mentioned.

The legal guidelines, nonetheless, bought robust backing from the JD(U)’s RCP Singh, who mentioned that after APMCs had been executed away with in Bihar in 2006, manufacturing and procurement of crops have gone up.

The debate on the Motion of Thanks will proceed within the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Earlier, three Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs, together with Sanjay Singh, had been on Wednesday marshalled out of Rajya Sabha after they disrupted proceedings over the farm legal guidelines.

While the Upper House was adjourned solely as soon as, briefly, Lok Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments with the Opposition insisting on a separate dialogue on the farmers’ protests.

Speaker Om Birla’s try to resolve the matter by means of a dialogue with ground leaders didn’t yield outcomes as he refused to allot 5 hours to debate the farmers’ situation.

When the home met at Four pm, Congress MPs trooped to the properly of the home shouting slogans and had been quickly joined by members of the DMK, TMC, Left, AAP and SAD’s Harsimrat Kaur.

Despite the Speaker asking the Opposition to let Question Hour operate, the members intensified their protests, forcing Birla to adjourn the proceedings for 30 minutes.

The House met at 4.30, however needed to be adjourned once more. As the protests continued after the House met once more at 5 pm, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi hit out on the Opposition for its “U-turn on its promise of holding a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the Presidential address without disruptions… It’s an insult to the President”.

(With inputs from Liz Mathew)