Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram on Tuesday, November 30, took dig out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, suggesting that his affirmation of debates on “any issue” was a sham as the farm bills were cancelled without a debate.
“On the eve of the Parliament session, the Prime Minister offered to debate “any issue”. On the first day and on the first item of business, the farm bills were repealed without a debate,” he said in a tweet.
“The Bills were passed without a debate when the two sides did not agree, the Bills were repealed without a debate when the two sides agreed. Whichever way, there was no debate,” he further said.
“Long live debate-less Parliamentary democracy,” he said sarcastically.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, was passed in Rajya Sabha on November 29, Monday, which was cleared in Lok Sabha earlier today bya voice note.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, is among 26 bills that are to be tabled throughout the Winter Session of Parliament. The bill to cancel the three farm laws was tabled by Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in the Lok Sabha and passed in the midst of loud sloganeering by the Opposition.
Trinamool MP in Upper House Derek O’Brien too alleged that no debate was allowed on repealing of the farm laws.
Chidambaram likewise raised the issue of comedian Munawar Faruqui’s show being dropped. “All in a day’s work for the ‘tolerant’ Hindutva brigade. Comedian Munawar Faruqui’s show is cancelled, a Church is vandalised in Matiala, Delhi. We can boast that we are a tolerant nation where all faiths live together in harmony and peace,” he said further.