While the agitating farmers, especially of Punjab, have been demanding that a Special Session of Parliament be called to repeal the three farm laws enacted in September last the Union government has made it clear that there would be no Winter Session of Parliament in view of the spread of corona virus. Instead the Budget Session would start in January.
The disclosure in this regard has been made by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi in a reply to the letter to the leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha Adheer Ranjan Chaudhary who sought early convening of a short Winter Session to discuss several pending issues, including those related to the farmers agitation. The Congress leader had written a letter to the Speaker Om Birla in this context a few days back.
Joshi cited the spread of corona virus as the reason behind not calling the Winter Session. He said that after consulting floor leaders of all the parties it has been decided to do away with the Winter Session of Parliament.
Incidentally, Adheer Ranjan Chaudhary too is the leader of Congress party in the House.
The farmers’ leaders are accusing the government of repeatedly delaying the Session though corona virus was at its peak in September when the three farm laws were passed in the Monsoon Session. In comparison the cases of the pandemic has come down now. Meanwhile the agitation of farmers entered 20th day on Tuesday. Early on Monday, the police forcibly cleared Jaipur Delhi Highway