On the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament, there could be a ruckus over three agricultural laws. Akali Dal has given an adjournment motion notice for discussion in the Lok Sabha on the matter.
Many farmer organizations have been agitating against these laws for months. Many parties including Congress, TMC, DMK have indicated to take an aggressive stand in Parliament on this issue.
Former Union Minister and Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur said that farmers of many parts of the country including Punjab, Haryana have been agitating against agriculture laws for months. All three laws are against farmers. Parliament will run only when there is a positive solution to this dispute.
Kaur said that a notice has been given by the Akali Dal to discuss the issue through an adjournment motion on Monday. We want that this issue should be discussed in Parliament first, first it should be resolved, then some other work should be done.
In the all-party meeting convened by the government and in the all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, many parties including Akali Dal, Congress, TMC, DMK have demanded a discussion on the farmers' movement first. The opposition has also accused the government of adopting an inhuman attitude towards farmers.
Let us tell you that the monsoon session of Parliament will start on Monday. During the session, the second wave of the corona, inflation, and uproar in the matter related to China is certain. Apart from this, swords can be drawn between the government and the opposition on two ordinances. While the opposition has devised a strategy to launch a united attack on the government on various issues, the government has prepared a strategy of counterattack in response to the opposition's blows.
During the session, the government plans to introduce 14 new bills and get Parliament's nod on three ordinances. Two of these three ordinances are already in dispute. The government, through the Essential Defense Services Ordinance, has declared strikes illegal in ordnance factories manufacturing arms, ammunition, uniforms for the army.
There is also a provision of imprisonment for two years for those who strike. Along with many trade unions, the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, a subsidiary organization of the union, has strongly opposed it. Now the government is preparing to legalize this ordinance in this session.