Kaushambi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said farmers will not leave the protest site until the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and other issues are discussed. Tikait told the media persons that the government wants that there should be no protests in the country, but we will not leave the dharna site before any discussion on MSP including other issues. When asked about the passage of the Agriculture Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 in the Lok Sabha, the BKU leader said it was a tribute to all 750 farmers who lost their lives during the agitation. The protest will continue as other issues including MSP are still pending. A bill to repeal three controversial agriculture laws, against which farmers have been protesting for over a year, was passed by the Lok Sabha within minutes of its introduction on Monday. ( Farmers will not leave the protest site )
Kaushambi, UP | Govt wants that there should be no protests in the country but we’ll not leave the protest site before any discussion on MSP including other issues: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait pic.twitter.com/YBoIoI8p3S
— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2021
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Declaration of passing of bill after voice vote
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar introduced the Agriculture Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 in the afternoon on the first day of the winter session of Parliament. The opposition demanded a debate on the bill and came to the Well of the House raising slogans and banners. Speaker Om Birla said that he is ready for debate provided there is order in the House. As the opposition continued to protest, the Speaker announced the passage of the Bill after a voice vote. Thereafter, he adjourned the proceedings of the House till 2 pm. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the bill to repeal the three agriculture laws will be brought in the Rajya Sabha on Monday itself. He also urged the opposition to allow the passage of the bill without any uproar and unrest in the Upper House. He said that we want to give a message to the farmers across the country.
Winter session will end on 23rd December (Farmers will not leave the protest site)
Various farmer groups have been opposing the laws for more than a year and many farmers have lost their lives during the protests. The Three Agricultural Laws Repeal Bill 2021 was circulated among the Rajya Sabha members on Friday. In an address to the nation on 19 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the repeal of three central agricultural laws on the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti. The Union Cabinet had approved the bill last week. The winter session of Parliament, which began on Monday, is scheduled to end on December 23 (Farmers will not leave the protest site)