Mumbai: Speaking on the passage of the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 in the Parliament without any discussion, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “It’s unfortunate that the farm laws were repealed without any discussion.”
His statement came in the wake of the government passing a bill to repeal the three farm laws in both houses of Parliament within moments of tabling the same on the first day of the winter session.
“Earlier, we had said that the government would have to withdraw the farm laws and today these laws were repealed. It is unfortunate that the farm laws were repealed without any discussion. This government is scared of holding a discussion,” Gandhi was quoted as saying.
“The fact is that the Central government could not face the strength of the Indian people represented by farmers in this case. The upcoming state elections must have also played on their mind,” he further said while speaking about the Narendra Modi-led government’s move on the farm laws.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 was passed without any discussion in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha amid uproar by opposition parties.
Earlier in the day, Congress MPs, including party interim president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul, protested in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the Parliament complex, demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws.