Farm bills row: Rajya Sabha Chairman likely to take action against MPs for tearing papers in the House

Uproar in Rajya Sabha: TMC MP Derek O’Brien, Congress MP Ripun Bora, AAP MP Sanjay Singh and DMK MP Tiruchi Siva were seen making attempts to snatch the podium mike of Deputy Chairman Harivansh, raised slogans against the chair and tore papers.

Written by September 20, 2020 17:25

New Delhi: The ruckus and pandemonium in the House, followed by tearing of papers has left the Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu disappointed and upset. Reports suggest that he is likely to initiate action against the law-breaking MPs.

The incident happened as the Upper House debated and gave majority consent for passage of agriculture bills.

Amid protest from Opposition parties, 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 passed by Rajya Sabha.

Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien, Congress MP Ripun Bora, AAP MP Sanjay Singh and DMK MP Tiruchi Siva were seen making attempts to snatch the podium mike of Deputy Chairman Harivansh, raised slogans against the chair and tore papers.

Due to ruckus in the House, the proceeding of the Rajya Sabha was stopped for 10 minutes. Later, the agriculture bills were passed finally.

Sources told ANI that Rajya Sabha Chairman is very upset with the incident and he is likely to take action against those MPs who have created ruckus in the house and raised slogans against the chair and also tore papers.

BJP leaders have also demanded action against unruly behavior of the Opposition who attempted to stall proceedings of the Rajya Sabha.

Many BJP MPs, who took part in the proceeding today on condition of anonymity, told ANI that strict action must be taken against those MPs who behaved in an unparliamentarily way.

Opposition MPs however demanded that that the bills be sent to the select committee.