Amid boycott by several opposition parties, Lok Sabha Tuesday passed three labour code bills including the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, the Industrial Relations Code 2020 and the Code on Social Security Bill, 2020. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, who moved the bill said that the reforms that are being undertaken by the government will prove to be “milestone for the welfare of workers”.
Earlier today, after Rajya Sabha, Opposition parties led by Congress Tuesday boycotted Lok Sabha session in support of suspended Rajya Sabha MPs and farm bills issue. As the house met, Congress MPs raised banners with “Don’t kill the Farmers” slogans and “Kisanon par Tanashahi nahin chalegi”. Speaker Om Birla urged members to follow the Covid-19 protocols in the house and maintain physical distance.
Meanwhile, the government said it will consider revoking the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha members only after they apologise for their behaviour in the Upper House, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday, news agency PTI reported. The remarks came after a number of Opposition parties, led by the Congress, staged a walkout
from the Rajya Sabha demanding that the suspension of eight members be revoked.