Lok Sabha approves repeal of farm laws, opposition demands for discussion 

Lok Sabha approves repeal of farm laws, opposition demands for discussion 

New Delhi: Amidst uproar of the Opposition parties demanding discussion on three agricultural laws, the  Centre has repealed the controversial three farm laws in the Lok Sabha by voice vote. The opposition has criticized the Centre for not allowing discussion on ‘anti-farm laws’.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla rejected the Opposition demand for a discussion on the issue, Last year, Parliament has unanimously passed the three agricultural laws, however, farmers have protested the three laws, staged a year-long protest at the Delhi border demanding the Centre to scrap the laws.

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury demanded the discussion over the repeal bill, however, the Speaker has rejected the demand of the Opposition Congress. 

Union Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar moved the Repeal bill three agricultural laws. Without giving discussion, the Speaker has passed the bill by voice votes.

Farmers leader Rakesh Tikait welcomed the Centre decision to withdraw the bill in the Parliament, however, he demanded minimum support price for agricultural produce, he urged the Centre to bring a comprehensive bill to provide MSP for agricultural produce, also stated that mere withdrawal of the bill is not adequate to meet the demand of the farmers.

The opposition has planned to corner the government with regard to controversial laws. But the Speaker did not allow the opposition to discuss the repeal of bills. He adjourned the House for lunch soon after House approved the repeal bill.

Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the withdrawal of the bill succumbing the pressure of the farmers, who protesting at the Delhi border for one year demanding for withdrawal of the bill.