Kodikunnil Suresh: ‘Congress decision not to disrupt passage of Farm Laws Repeal Bill’

Congress MPs returned to their seats when the Farm Laws Repeal Bill was taken up whereas another opposition members have been nonetheless within the effectively.
Yes. It was the social gathering’s determination to not disrupt in the course of the passage of the Bill. But we needed to debate quite a few points associated to the farm Bills… We had determined to boost the Lakhimpur Kheri incident additionally. But we didn’t need to be within the effectively of the House when the Bill was tabled, in any other case BJP would have accused the Congress of disrupting the repealing course of.

Did the social gathering make the demand for a debate earlier?
The Congress, TMC and DMK collectively demanded a dialogue after the Bill was launched. We made our case within the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) assembly.

But the federal government rejected your demand…
The authorities knew that it could be uncovered if we mentioned the problems. We have been all ready for the discussions. But final night they mentioned they’d not permit a debate. It would have been on defensive if the controversy occurred.

The Opposition was not collectively and TMC MPs have been nonetheless protesting…
But the TMC additionally made the identical demand within the BAC. TMC’s Kalyan Banerjee stood for it very aggressively within the Speaker’s assembly.

Do you assume there can be unity among the many Opposition within the Winter Session?
The Congress is attempting to speak to different social gathering leaders additionally to place up a united opposition towards the federal government…. There are many points… we might be on the identical board within the coming days.