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“The country has lost a dedicated Parliamentarian and social worker,” said Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu. Following this, the House was adjourned till 9.35 am. Also Read - Babul Supriyo Says Won't Join Any Party After Exit From BJP; Edits it Out Later
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CPI(M) MP KK Ragesh has given Zero Hour notice over non-payment of GST compensation to states.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has also given Zero Hour notice in the upper House over farmers’ agitation over ban on the export of onion.
Earlier on Thursday, the Lok Sabha witnessed stormy scenes after it passed the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill.
Opposing the bills, Congress MPs staged a protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Complex and raised slogans against the government. On the other hand, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Shiromani Akali Dal’s (SAD) lone minister in the Narendra Modi government resigned, displaying her opposition to the three agriculture-related bills.