Kochi: Amid protests by the Opposition, the Parliament passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill by voice vote today.
On the first day of the winter session, Lok Sabha witnessed protests by the Opposition demanding discussion on the bill.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury flayed the government for passing bills without discussion.
The Speaker adjourned the house amidst continued protests by the Opposition.
When the house assembled after adjournment, the Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar introduced and tabled the bill which was passed amidst protests.
Similar protests were witnessed in the Upper House where the minister presented the bill and passed by voice vote.
Opposition leader Mallikarjuna Kharge criticised the government for passing it without discussion and said that the decision was in view of the forthcoming polls in different states.
Farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait said the repeal bill was a tribute to those farmers who lost their lives in the protest in the last one year.
He said the protests will continue as there were issues pending unsolved.
The farmers’ protests are continuing in the National Capital Region borders.
The Prime Minister had announced the government’s decision to repeal the bills on November 19.