Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh on Tuesday declared he would observe a daylong fast to express his anguish over the “humiliating conduct” of opposition leaders during the controversial session on the contentious farming bills, PTI reported. Singh said he hoped his action would inspire a feeling of “self-purification” in them.
In a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu, Singh recounted his version of the events in the House during the passage of the bills and accused the opposition leaders of “violent conduct” in the name of democracy. The deputy chairperson said the MPs tried to frighten the Chair and “tore every norm and convention of the House to shreds”.
“Whatever happened, I have been extremely anguished, in mental distress, and have been unable to sleep for the past two days,” he added, according to NDTV.