LS adjourned 8 times today over farm laws, PegasusJuly 27, 2021 16:12
Farmers have been protesting since Nov 2020
The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the eighth time till 4 pm on Tuesday amid continuous protests by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws.
After the House reassembled at 3.30 pm, Bhartruhari Mahtab, who was in the Chair, took up matters of urgent public importance. He asked the members to raise their issues in the House. A few members did speak amid the protests. Mahtab repeatedly requested the protesting members to go back to their seats. "I am requesting you all to go back to your seats," he said. With the Opposition not willing to relent, Mahtab adjourned the House till 4 pm.
When the House met in the morning, Speaker Om Birla led the members in paying tributes to Anerood Jugnauth, former president of Mauritius, and Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda, the first president of Zambia. As the proceedings began at 11 am, the Opposition members trooped into the Well shouting slogans and carrying banners.
The members of Congress, CPI, CPI(M) and TMC were protesting over the Pegasus snooping row, while the BSP, SP and Shiromani Akali Dal were protesting against the Centre's three new farm laws.