Opposition MPs stage protest over farm bills at Parliament premises
The Opposition parties staged a joint protest over the farm bills at the Parliament premises on Wednesday.
New Delhi: The Opposition parties staged a joint protest over the farm bills at the Parliament premises on Wednesday.
The Opposition MPs, including Ghulam Nabi Azad and Derek O'Brien, among several others, carried placards with slogans like 'Save Farmers, Save Workers, Save Democracy', written on them.
Opposition parties stage joint protest in Parliament premises over farm bills. Placards of 'Save Farmers' and 'Save Farmers, Save Workers, Save Democracy' seen.— Dynamite News (@DynamiteNews_) September 23, 2020
Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Derek O'Brien, and NCP's Praful Patel present, among others. pic.twitter.com/G7ivgysot3
They held a protest before the Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises and also took out a march in the premises later.
Earlier, the Opposition MPs from various parties who had boycotted the ongoing Rajya Sabha session, met at the chamber of Leader of Opposition in the House, Ghulam Nabi Azad.
During the meeting, discussions were held on their further strategy on the farm bills passed by the Parliament. According to sources, the Opposition members are slated to meet President Ram Nath Kovind today evening amid the ongoing row over farm bills.
The sources added that only five opposition leaders will be allowed to meet the President at 5 PM.
Opposition members had boycotted the proceedings on Tuesday after the speech by Azad in the Upper House. Opposition leaders staged a walk-out from the Rajya Sabha and held a protest before the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises.