Parliament Winter Session 2021 Highlights: Members of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) staged a walkout from both the Houses and protested outside the Parliament House on Tuesday. The TRS MPs, who have been demanding the Centre to procure rice from Telangana, said they are boycotting the entire Winter Session.
Shortly after it commenced, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday, as the Opposition demanded the revocation of the suspension of 12 MPs. Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge blamed the government for the deadlock in the House. “We have been meeting the chairman and the government and have stressed that they cannot suspend members like this. They have wrongly and undemocratically suspended 12 MPs for what has happened during the previous Monsoon session,” he said.
Meanwhile, speaking in the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi brought up the issue of compensating the kin of farmers who died during the year-long protest against the farm laws. Presenting a list of farmers in the House, Gandhi added, “So, if the PM is apologising and you are saying you don’t have the names, then here they are. I want them to be given compensation and jobs, which are their right.”