Former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is away from the media, has also become active again when the opposition parties are protesting against the farmers ordinance bill. He has jumped into the ground to protest against the bill and has announced a protest in Amritsar from tomorrow. Navjot Sidhu will do a fury march in favor of farmers tomorrow. There will be a large number of Sidhu supporters along with the people of his constituency. The march will be taken from Bhandari Bridge to Hall Bazaar.
Sidhu said that farmers should form cooperative society
Navjot Sidhu has also released a video on social media in which he is openly claiming to stand with farmers and is also telling farmers about this bill in a way that it is not in his interest. Navjot Singh Sidhu has called farming ordinance a black law. He has asked all political parties of Punjab to unite and fight. In this regard, a Common Minimum Program has also been asked. Sidhu said that farmers should form cooperative society. Going to the President will do nothing. One should approach the Supreme Court and fight till death.
Suspended MPs Ended their Strike
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that MPs suspended from the House have ended their strike. Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that when the Opposition is boycotting the House, how can such a strike continue? He has also said that the leaders of the opposition have sought time to meet the President. If they do not get a satisfactory response from the President about this whole incident then the opposition will fight this battle on the streets.
Members of NCP, SP and RJD also walked out of the House
At the same time, in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, several opposition parties led by the Congress boycotted the proceedings demanding the suspension of the eight members. First the Congress boycotted the proceedings. Subsequently, AAP, Trinamool Congress and members of the Left parties also boycotted the proceedings. Later, members of NCP, SP and RJD also walked out of the House. Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to members of opposition parties to reconsider their decision to boycott the proceedings of the House and participate in the discussion.
We’ll boycott Parliament session until Govt accepts our 3 demands-govt to bring another bill under which no private player can purchase below MSP, MSP to be fixed under formula recommended by Swaminathan Commission & Govt agencies like FCI shouldn’t buy crops below MSP: GN Azad pic.twitter.com/NM9YdujHuS
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2020
Naidu said in the House, “I appeal to all the members to reconsider their decision to boycott and participate in the discussion.” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the government should keep the suspended MPs out of the House. But he is not insistent. He said that if those members regret it, the government will look into it. Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said that the government and the opposition should sit together to decide the proceedings of the House.
“There seems to be lack of coordination within the government”- Ghulam Nabi Azad
Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension of the eight members is canceled. After the zero hour, Azad also demanded that the government should bring a bill that would ensure that private companies do not buy farmers’ grains at prices below the minimum support price (MSP) set by the government. Azad said that there seems to be lack of coordination within the government. A day before, the entire discussion on agricultural bills was focused on the MSP and a day after that the government announced the MSP for several crops.
On Sunday, eight members of the Opposition, including Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien and AAP’s Sanjay Singh, were suspended for the remainder of the monsoon session on Monday for indecent conduct in the House.