Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh said that "the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha had come to meet us. We told him that the anti-farmer bill was passed on that day by keeping the rules in mind even though BJP did not have a majority …"
Shortly after, when the proceedings of the House began, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad laid three conditions before the government, and demanded that eight MP suspension Be back immediately.
Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Rajya Sabha: "The first demand is that the government should bring a new bill to ensure that no private company can buy any produce from farmers under the MSP. Our second demand is that under the Swaminathan formula MSP should be fixed in the country. Our third demand is that the Government of India, the State Government or the Food Corporation of India should ensure that the farmers Prescribed MSP Their produce should be purchased at the rate of Rs. Till these three demands are met, we will boycott the proceedings of the House. The fourth important thing that I have said is that we have requested in the Rajya Sabha, the suspension of the eight MPs who have been suspended should be withdrawn. But this is a request, not our demand. "
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said- Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs demand apology, then will consider suspension of suspension
Shortly after, when the government was not ready to accept these demands, MPs of Congress, Trinamool and Left parties walked out of the House.
Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Thawarchand Gehlot said that "if the eight suspended MPs of the opposition seek unconditional apology, the Chair can consider it". But suspended MP KK Ragesh told NewsBust that "there is no question of our unconditional apology. The government will have to ask the farmers for forgiveness. The government should withdraw the controversial bill related to agricultural reform."
Opposition's decision to boycott the proceedings of Rajya Sabha, sit-in of suspended MPs ends
Despite the boycott of important opposition parties, the government passed seven bills, including the third agricultural reform bill, 'The Essential Commodities Bill'.
After the political deadlock in the House, then the commotion and then the boycott, now opposition parties are preparing to take to the streets across the country to protest against the government's agrarian reform agenda. Clearly, the scope of political confrontation on the question of agricultural reform may increase further in the coming days.