Lok Sabha passes bill to repeal three farm laws | India News

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha passed the bill to repeal the three farm laws via voice vote on Monday, the first day of the winter session.
The bill was passed via voice vote amid sloganeering by opposition MPs.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar placed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 before the house in the morning. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhury demanded a discussion, but was disallowed by Speaker Om Birla.
Earlier in the day, Congress MPs led by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi staged a protest in front of the Gandhi statue within the Parliament premises, demanding the three laws be repealed.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait welcomed the passing of the bill in the Lok Sabha and said “This (Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 passed by Lok Sabha) is a tribute to all 750 farmers who lost their lives during the agitation. The protest will continue as other issues including MSP are still pending.”
The bill was also circulated among Rajya Sabha members on Friday.
Farmers have been sitting at protest at several border points of Delhi for over a year, demanding the repeal of the three laws.
PM Modi in an address to the nation on November 19 had announced that the three laws will be repealed.
The Union Cabinet approved the bill in a meeting last Wednesday.
Farmers protesting at Delhi’s borders have declined to end their agitation, despite the government agreeing to their primary demand of repealing the three farm laws. They are now seeking a law to guarantee MSP for their produce.



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