Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday launched a blistering assault on the Opposition for creating ruckus within the Rajya Sabha and mentioned makes an attempt are being made to mislead farmers on the premise of rumours. His remarks got here hours after the Central authorities cleared two controversial agriculture-related bills in Parliament.
Reacting to the ruckus in Rajya Sabha that broke earlier within the day, Rajnath Singh mentioned, “What happened in Rajya Sabha today was saddening, unfortunate and shameful. It is the responsibility of the ruling side to enable discussions in the House but it is also the duty of the Opposition to maintain decorum.”
He mentioned, “I am also a farmer and I want to assure farmers of the country that MSP (minimum support price) & APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) systems are not going to end.”
“As far as I know, this has never happened in the history of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha. This happening in Rajya Sabha is an even bigger matter. Attempts are being made to mislead the farmers on the basis of rumours. What happened is against the decorum of House,” mentioned the Defence Minister in the course of the press transient.
On no-confidence movement moved by the Opposition towards Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Rajnath Singh mentioned, “Notice has been given to the Chairman. A decision will be taken by him. I don’t want to say anything politically. This is the prerogative of the Chairman.”
The prime brass of the central authorities on Sunday flayed the opposition over its members’ “unruly conduct” in Rajya Sabha in the course of the passage of the 2 farm bills, condemning their behaviour as “shameful” and unprecedented in Parliament’s historical past.
Along with Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javadekar, Pralhad Joshi, Piyush Goyal, Thawarchand Gehlot and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi have been additionally current on the convention to hit out at opposition members.
The Upper House, which witnessed a short adjournment because of the pandemonium, handed by voice vote the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.
The bills have already been handed by Lok Sabha and can now go to the President for his assent earlier than they’re notified as legal guidelines.