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2 of 3 farm bills passed in Rajya Sabha amid ruckus

Sep 20, 2020 18:55 IST

Two of the three contentious agricultural bills, which have been criticised for being pro-corporate, were passed in the Rajya Sabha by voice vote amid ruckus and high drama on Sunday. Proceedings in the Upper House were adjourned briefly after opposition parties surrounded the well of the House and protested against the government’s alleged hurry to push the bills, that have met vehement opposition from farmers and agriculture unions across the country. TMC MP Derek O’Brien stood in front of the Deputy Chairman’s seat and attempted to show him the rulebook of the House. In the ensuing bedlam, the Chairman's mic broke. Speaking to reporters, BJP President JP Nadda said the Opposition's behaviour was unpardonable.

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