Left Menu
Development News Edition

Opposition parties move no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Singh

Opposition parties on Sunday moved a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh after he overruled opposition pleas for postponing Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's reply to the debate on the two farm bills till Monday since the sitting time scheduled of the House was over.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 20-09-2020 16:58 IST | Created: 20-09-2020 16:58 IST
Opposition parties move no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Singh
Congress MP Ahmed Patel speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Sunday.. Image Credit: ANI

Opposition parties on Sunday moved a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh after he overruled opposition pleas for postponing Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's reply to the debate on the two farm bills till Monday since the sitting time scheduled of the House was over. The motion, signed by around 100 members has been submitted in the notice office of the Parliament as the secretary-general was not present.

This came after The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill passed by Rajya Sabha today amid protest from Opposition parties. The two bills have already been passed the Lok Sabha. "This day will go down in history as 'black day'. The way these bills have been passed goes against democratic processes and amounts to killing democracy. Twelve Opposition parties have moved a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman," Congress MP Ahmed Patel told reporters here.

"He (Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh) should safeguard the democratic traditions but instead, his attitude today harmed the democratic traditions and processes. So we have decided to move a no-confidence motion against him," Patel said. Opposition MPs protested against agriculture Bills and were demanding that bills be sent to the select committee. (ANI)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Farkhad Akhmedov: Calculating the price of impunity from the law

In insistences such as the battle over the Luna, Akhmedov has resorted to extreme legal machinations to subvert the High Courts decision and keep his assets from being seized. ...

Guinea’s elections hearken back to the autocracy and violence of its past

... ...

Videos

Latest News

BRIEF-Kuwait Airways Resumes Flights To Saudi Arabia As Of Oct. 25 - Tweet

Kuwait Airways Corp KSC KUWAIT AIRWAYS RESUMES FLIGHTS TO THREE SAUDI ARABIAN CITIES, RIYADH, JEDDAH, AND DAMMAM, AS OF OCT. 25 - TWEET Source text for Eikon IDhttpstwitter.comKuwaitAirwaysstatus1318985119215079424 ...

ECOWAS urges Nigerian security forces to "exercise restraint" in handling protests -statement

The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS on Wednesday urged Nigerian security forces to exercise restraint in handling protests and to act professionally.There have been near-daily protests over police brutality across Nigeria f...

Turkey says it will send troops to help Azerbaijan if requested

Turkey will not hesitate to send soldiers and provide military support for Azerbaijan if such a request is made by Baku, Vice President Fuat Okaty said on Wednesday, adding there was no such request at the moment. Earlier, Armenias prime mi...

EXPERT VIEWS -What does the Pope's support for gay civil unions mean for LGBT+ rights?

By Oscar Lopez MEXICO CITY, Oct 21 Thomson Reuters Foundation - Pope Francis has signaled a softening towards LGBT rights with his comments that same-sex couples should be protected by civil union laws and have the right to form a family.In...

Give Feedback