new Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) will preside over the all-party meeting through video conferencing on Saturday before the budget session keeping in mind the functioning of the Parliament. Leaders of all parties have been invited to participate in this meeting to be held against the backdrop of the ongoing farmer movement against the three agricultural laws passed in September. The demand of the protesting farmers is that the government should repeal these laws, but the government has not said anything in support of it.
Support sought from opposition
On Friday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla held a meeting with the leaders, after attending which he said that he has requested the leaders of all the parties in the Lok Sabha to respect the dignity of the House and the proceedings. Their cooperation has also been sought for smooth operation.
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Confrontation of these issues in the budget session
Opposition parties are trying to surround the government in the budget session on several issues, including the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the opposition to the three new agricultural laws, the border dispute with China. In such a situation, the house is functioning smoothly, so the central government is trying to convince the opposition parties.
Boycott of speech
The President announced the first budget session of the new decade in Parliament on Friday and a total of 18 opposition parties boycotted the President’s address. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi again said that the government should find a solution about the farmers’ movement.
In a show of solidarity with the farmers, 17 opposition parties had announced a boycott of President Kovind’s address. These farmers have been demonstrating on the borders of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur including Delhi since 26 November.
The government had suggested that during the discussion of vote of thanks on the President’s speech, the issue of farmers’ movement could be raised. A time of 10 hours has been set for the vote of thanks on February 2, 3 and 4 in the Lok Sabha. Due to the Corona epidemic, Saturday’s all-party meeting will be through video conferencing.