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Opposition Parties To Meet President At 5 PM On Farm Bills, Day After Boycotting Parliament
Opposition parties to meet President at 5 pm over farm bills, day after boycotting parliament
Opposition Parties to meet President At 5 PM On Farm Bills, Day After Boycotting Parliament
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing protests over the contentious Farm Bills, President Ram Nath Kovind will meet the opposition leaders today at 5 pm.
The meeting came a day after the opposition parties boycotted parliament. Only five opposition leaders have been allowed to meet the President due to the coronavirus protocol, said the officials.
The opposition leader on Tuesday boycotted parliament in protest over the three bills related to the agriculture sector and the suspension of eight MPs over the chaos in Rajya Sabha on Sunday.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha spelled out three demands that government should bring a bill which ensures private players don't procure food grains below the minimum support pricer or MSP fixed by the government.
"We will consider revoking suspension only after the suspended Rajya Sabha members apologize for their behavior," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Tuesday.