Long stay ‘debate-less’ parliamentary democracy: Chidambaram’s dig at govt

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram took a dig on the authorities on Tuesday over the repeal of the farm legal guidelines with out a debate in Parliament, saying “long live debate-less parliamentary democracy”.

Parliament on Monday handed the invoice to repeal the three contentious agricultural legal guidelines on the centre of protests by farmers for over a 12 months with the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha giving their approval in fast succession amid an uproar on the primary day of the Winter session with none dialogue.

In a tweet, Chidambaram stated that forward of the Parliament session, the prime minister provided to debate ‘any issue’, and on the primary day and on the primary merchandise of enterprise, the farm payments had been repealed with out a debate.

“The Agriculture Minister’s logic to deny a debate was baffling: he said ‘when the Government and the Opposition agree there is no need for a debate’!” the previous Union minister stated.

The farm payments had been handed with out a debate when the 2 sides didn’t agree and so they had been repealed with out a debate when the 2 sides agreed, Chidambaram stated, including that, “whichever way, there was no debate”.

“Long live debate-less Parliamentary democracy!” he stated.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday stated that repealing the three farm legal guidelines with out a debate in Parliament exhibits that the federal government is “terrified” and is aware of that it has completed one thing flawed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced on November 19 that the three farm legislations can be repealed.

The three legal guidelines had been Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.