Parliament Highlights: Launching into the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said those who are disrupting the House proceedings are doing so as per a well-planned strategy. On the farm laws, PM Modi said his government has immense respect for the farmers but they need to come up with specific demands which can be changed in the law.
“After the Laws relating to agriculture were passed by Parliament – no Mandi has shut. Likewise, MSP has remained. Procurement on MSP has remained. These facts can’t be ignored,” the PM emphasised.
Speaking on the Union Budget, Congress leader Kapil Sibal Wednesday said while the NDA government accuses its predecessor UPA government of doing vote bank politics, they themselves have done the same in the budget this year by awarding infrastructure projects to the states which are going to polls this year. “The government engages in vote bank politics in budget. Outside the budget, it engages in note bank politics,” he said.
The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 was passed in the Rajya Sabha. The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 will be discussed by the Lok Sabha later today.
Parliament has witnessed a number of disruptions over the last few days, as the Opposition continuously clashed with the Centre over its contentious new farm laws.