The opposition will boycott the work of Rajya Sabha until three key demands, including the revocation of the suspension of eight members, are met, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told the upper house today as the drama continued for the third consecutive day. The suspended members continued their sit-in on the lawns of the parliamentary complex after spending the night there in protest. They were suspended due to Sunday’s unprecedented chaos and “unruly behavior” in Rajya Sabha when two controversial agricultural bills were passed. Rajya Sabha’s vice-president is at the heart of opposition protests; their motion of censure against him was rejected yesterday by President Venkaiah Naidu.
The protests over the farm bills took a new turn on Tuesday as the Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad declared that the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha till three key demands, including revoking of the suspension of eight members, are met.
Speaking after the Zero Hour, Congress leader, who is also the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, put out three demands in the House.
He further demanded that the government should bring a bill to ensure private players don’t procure food grains below the MSP fixed by the government.