Opposition To Boycott Rajya Sabha Till Suspension Of 8 Members Is Revoked: Azad

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Rajya Sabha

New Delhi

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked.

Speaking after the Zero Hour, Azad also demanded that the government brings a bill that should ensure private players don’t procure food grains below the minimum support price (MSP) fixed by the government.

He also asked the government that the MSP should be fixed from time to time as the C2 Swaminathan formula.

Ram Gopal Yadav of Samajwadi Party also urged the revocation of the suspensions.

Yadav said he was ready to offer an apology on behalf of the Opposition.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi responded by saying that the government was ready to revoke the suspension if the Members express regret for their conduct. The government is also ready to have discussions on the farm Bills snd also division of votes on them if the suspended Members express regret.

Joshi expressed regret the Leader of Opposition that Azad tried to justify the conduct of the Members.

As many as eight members of the Rajya Sabha were suspended on Monday after the government brought a motion in this regard which was passed by the House by voice vote.

These eight members were suspended for “unruly behaviour” during the passage of the two key farm bills that were passed on Sunday by Rajya Sabha amid chaos.  PTI/TNS

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