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Bill To Cancel Farm Laws Passed In Parliament, No Discussion: 10 Points

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Parliament Winter Session: Opposition leaders objected to the lack of discussion in the Lok Sabha, pointing out that a discussion has taken place on the occasions when a law was scrapped.

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Bill To Cancel Farm Laws Passed In Parliament

New Delhi: A bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws that had the farmers up in arms was passed in record time in both houses as parliament’s Winter Session started today. The government plans to get it signed by the President by tonight, sources said.

Here’s your 10-point cheatsheet on this story:

  1. The Farm Laws Repeal bill was passed in Lok Sabha within four minutes – it was tabled at 12:06 pm and passed by 12:10 pm amid opposition demands for a discussion.
  2. In Rajya Sabha, it was passed after a short discussion. Congress’s leader in the house Mallikarjun Kharge said all parties are agreed on the bill and no one is opposed to it.
  3. Opposition leaders in the Lok Sabha objected to the lack of discussion, pointing out that a discussion has taken place on the five or six occasions when a law was scrapped.
  4. “Modi I (2014-19): Repealing and Amending Bill 2017 was one instance. Six MPs participated in discussion. A fig leaf of democracy then. Some shame. Modi II (2019-today): #FarmLaws Repeal Bill 2021 taken up and passed. NO debate allowed. Not even a fig leaf of democracy. SHAMELESS,” tweeted Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien.

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