The ongoing brawl regarding the Farm Bills has grabbed nationwide attention. Eight opposition members have been suspended from the Rajya Sabha for a week or the rest of the session over unprecedented chaos in the house during the passing of controversial farm bills on Sunday. The members, including Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s Sanjay Singh, Congress’s Rajeev Satav, and CPM’s KK Ragesh, were told they had displayed “unruly behavior especially with the Chair and gross disorderly conduct”.
With farmers and several other leaders protesting against the three farm bills, #25Sep5Baje25Minute is trending on Twitter with more than 70K tweets on Monday. The supporters of farmers are demanding ‘Bharat Bandh’.
Have a look at the Tweets:
— Rubeena Kassar (@KassarRubeena78) September 21, 2020
— चेतराम मीणा (@CR_mahar) September 21, 2020
— Shiv Satendra Prajapati (@shivsatendrap1) September 21, 2020
We support farmers.#25Sep5Baje25Minute@HansrajMeena@FOUNDERofMMES@NationalDastak@aiparisangh@GitanjaliBarua5@SurajKrBauddh@SunilAstay@fularammeghwal@SairaAmbedkar@shashik_62@BHARTI_S_5@divyakushwaha34@AnkitChakrava10@arvindr89630390 pic.twitter.com/Kll3xQMHc9
— Shashi Kant Meena (@shashik_62) September 21, 2020
I support Bharat Band on 25 Sept to fight for the rights of the farmers.
— डॉ. ज्योति भारतीय 🇮🇳✍️ (@Dr_JyotiM) September 21, 2020
— Naseeb Khan (@NaseebKhan7223) September 21, 2020
We should support more and more farmers and youth. I always stand with the unemployed and the youth.#25Sep5Baje25Minute @HansrajMeena @HansrajMeena@FOUNDERofMMES @PMLUCKNOW@Agautam179 @Dr_JyotiM @nidhiambedkar @sujitsingh__ pic.twitter.com/gsdZG8VnrT
— Pawan Kumar7032 (@PKumar7032) September 21, 2020
Its a fight between right and wrong , Its a fight against Gun and will ,Lets stand as a wall behind our Farmers .#25Sep5Baje25Minute @RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi @nadeeminc @INCMinority pic.twitter.com/zZcO7z06oB
— किसान आंदोलन (@bagh_u) September 21, 2020
— Hansraj Meena (@HansrajMeena) September 21, 2020
— Preeti Chaudhary (@HryTweet) September 21, 2020
The Centre passed three Bills, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill.
The government said that the bills would transform the agriculture sector. It would also raise the farmers’ income, the Centre said. Further, the government had also promised double farmers’ income by 2022 and the Centre said that the Bills will make the farmer independent of government-controlled markets and fetch them a better price for their produce.
The farmers have concerned and alarmed about this Bill. They say that they are apprehensive about getting Minimum Support Price for their produce. They are also concerned about the upper hand of the agri-businesses and big retailers in negotiations.
BJP president J P Nadda hailed Parliament’s nod to two farm sector reform bills on Sunday, saying they will give farmers freedom in selling their produce and rid them of middlemen.