‘Shameless’: Opp mounts assault on Govt

THE OPPOSITION events criticised the federal government for stonewalling their demand for a dialogue on the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, which was handed by Parliament on Monday.

While the Congress mentioned the federal government was “terrified” of getting a dialogue, the CPI(M) known as it a “murder of India’s parliamentary democracy”, the Trinamool Congress known as it “shameless”, and the RJD mentioned it was “undemocratic”.

Speaking to reporters, senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mentioned the Congress had predicted that the federal government must take again the farm legal guidelines because it knew that the “might of three-four large crony capitalists cannot stand against the might of farmers and labourers”.

“What is unfortunate is how the Bills have been repealed without any discussion, without any conversation. We wanted to have a conversation about the forces behind these Bills, because these Bills don’t just reflect the view of the Prime Minister, they reflect the power behind the Prime Minister, the power of people and forces behind the Prime Minister, and that is what we wanted to discuss,” he mentioned.

On the BJP’s argument that there was no want for a dialogue for the reason that farm Bills had been being repealed, he mentioned: “Then what is the need for Parliament. Shut it down. Then the Prime Minister can say whatever he wants and enact whatever laws he wants to enact.”

CPI(M) basic secretary Sitaram Yechury mentioned whereas the Prime Minister sermonises on debates in Parliament, no dialogue was allowed in each Houses. “It is a murder of India’s parliamentary democracy,” he mentioned.

“Modi I (2014-19): Repealing & Amending Bill 2017 was one instance. Six MPs participated in the discussion. A fig leaf of democracy then. Some shame. Modi II (2019-today): #FarmLaws Repeal Bill 2021 taken up and passed. No debate allowed. Not even a fig leaf of democracy. Shameless,” tweeted TMC Rajya Sabha ground chief Derek O’Brien.

BSP chief Mayawati mentioned the passage of the Bill was a “real victory of democracy” however questioned the federal government’s “silence” over the demand for a authorized assure for minimal help worth.

“People cannot forget the manner in which farm laws were passed and they would always remember the ‘undemocratic’ style in which farm laws were repealed… the only consistent feature of this regime is to decimate democratic processes and procedure 24X7. Yet this ‘phase’ too shall pass,” mentioned senior RJD chief Manoj Jha.

“Passed without discussion; repealed without discussion. A new model of democracy for a new India,” National Conference chief Omar Abdullah tweeted.