All-India Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien questioned the government’s credibility and said the Bills raised an issue of federalism
The Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday said the two farm Bills brought by the government would lead to the corporate takeover of farming and Parliament passing them would be the death warrant of the farmers.
The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 were passed by the Upper House amid commotion. During the discussion on the Bills, the Opposition raised concerns that they would pave the way for ending the minimum support price guarantee.
Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa said the Bills were “ill-conceived and ill-timed” and that farmers in Punjab, his home State, and Haryana viewed them as attacks…