Congress MP Deependra Singh Hooda (File Pic)
Congress MP Deependra Singh Hooda (File Pic)

Deependra Singh Hooda gives suspension of business notice in RS to discuss farmers' agitation

ANI | Updated: Aug 09, 2021 10:57 IST

New Delhi [India], August 9 (ANI): Congress MP Deependra Singh Hooda on Monday gave suspension of business notice under rule 267 to hold a discussion on farmers' agitation in Rajya Sabha.
In his notice, Congress MP said that an extraordinary situation has been created over the passing of the Farm Bills by the Centre in September 2020.
"I hereby give notice under 267 of the rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States of our intention to move a motion to suspend the business of the house from 11 am on August 9, 2021, the motion read reads as follows- That the house to discuss the extraordinary situation that has risen arisen over the passing of the Farm Bills by the Government of India In September 2020," the notice reads.

He said lakhs of farmers have been protesting at the borders of the national capital for almost eight months and have braved the winter, summer and are now out in the open during the monsoons. Farmer organisations say more than 500 people have lost their lives during the protests.
Hooda further said, "As a democracy, our Parliament represents the will of our people, and as representatives of the people, it is our duty to raise their issues in the temple of democracy. I, therefore, urge you to suspend the business of the House so that the issue can be discussed in Rajya Sabha."
Last week, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal along with members of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) met President Ram Nath Kovind to ask the Centre to discuss the issue of farm laws and Pegasus in the Parliament.
The Opposition has been forcing adjournments in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha over their twin demands including repeal of three farm laws and probe into allegations of surveillance (done through Pegasus project) since the start of the Monsoon session of the Parliament on July 19.
Farmers have been protesting on different borders on the National Capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farms Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. (ANI)