Democracy in tatters, say Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as farm laws repeal bill is passed without discussion

The Congress-led opposition is expected to create a ruckus in Rajya Sabha when the farm law repeal bill is taken up later today

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 29

The Congress on Monday attacked the government for passing the Farm Law Repeal Bill, 2021, without discussions in the Lok Sabha.

Congress leader in Rajya Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said democracy is in tatters today as the bill was passed, again without a discussion.

Congress MPs protest at Parliament House.

“We had wanted only a discussion since the bill itself was listed for consideration and passing. What is the government afraid of? It appears they have agreed to repeal the bills under pressure from farmers. The government in its heart does not really want the bills repealed,” Adhir said.

He said 1,429 obsolete laws had been repealed so far without debate and discussion.

“The opposition sought time to debate the repeal bill in the business advisory committee meeting of Lok Sabha today but no time was set. Time was allocated for other bills but not for the farm repeal law,” the Congress leader said.

The Congress-led opposition is expected to create a ruckus in Rajya Sabha when the farm law repeal bill is taken up later today.

The government, however, said the demand was to repeal the laws and the Lok Sabha has done just that.

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