Members of various opposition parties raised slogans in Lok Sabha demanding repeal of the three new farm laws on day one of the Budget session. They were also demanding that obituary be paid to the farmers who have died during the agitation by farmers against the legislations.
Over 20 opposition parties boycotted the president’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament in support of the demand of the protesting farmers.
After the House paid tributes to to late Union minister Suresh Angadi and 26 former members, members from the Congress, DMK and the Left parties entered the Well of the House raising slogans. Shiv Sena members were raising slogans from their seats. Rahul Gandhi was also present in the House when his party members were raising slogans.
Speaker Om Birla urged the agitating members to return to their seats and adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, follow social distancing norms.