New Delhi: Two MPs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday shouted slogans in the central hall of Parliament against the controversial farm law passed in September.
The incident took place when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was offering his prayer to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary.
Sanjay Singh, MP AAP took to Twitter and tweeted a video and wrote, “To wake up the dictator government to hear the deaf ears, the commotion in front of the Prime Minister in the Parliament, “Take back anti-farmer black law”, stop calling the farmers as terrorists.”
Sanjay Singh told NDTV, “The parliament session is not being called. We’re not being given a chance to speak to the Prime Minister or put our points across to him. Today, during the program in the Central Hall, Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwat Mann and I appealed for the ‘black law’ to be withdrawn. Lakhs of farmers are protesting. The new farm laws are in the hands of industrialists and against farmers. We support the agitation. Our appeal to the Prime Minister is, withdraw the three ‘black laws’.”
Bhagwant Singh Mann, the MP from Punjab’s Sangrur, tweeted, “Pro-farmer slogans echoed in the Central Hall to open the closed eyes and ears of the Modi government.”
Opposition parties, which attempted to obstruct the farm bill in parliament in September, had previously mentioned President Ram Nath Kovind not to sign on the bills. The bills, they had stated, were passed in the Rajya Sabha in an undemocratic way. The President, notwithstanding, had given his consent to every one of the three bills.
On Thursday, a delegation of Congress leaders along with Rahul Gandhi met the President and presented a memorandum looking for his mediation for the withdrawal of the controversial farm laws.
A huge number of farmers, who have overcome water cannons, tear gas, and police barricades, started their protest a month ago against the controversial farm laws.