Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu speaking as 252nd Rajya Sabha session concludes. (RSTV grab)

New Delhi (NVI): The Rajya Sabha was today adjourned sine die, amid concerns of the spread of coronavirus among the members of Parliament.

The Upper House today passed The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, The Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020, the three labour codes and the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill.

The opposition, however, boycotted the proceedings, took out a silent protest march in the Parliament premises. They have been protesting against the farm Bills passed recently.

Meanwhile, members of Opposition parties are likely to meet President Ram Nath Kovind at 5 PM today and urge him to not sign the bills.

The Upper House of Parliament had witnessed a huge chaos and drama during the passing of farm bills on Sunday as Opposition members were seen rushing to the Well of the House, attempting to tear up the rule book and the microphone of the Deputy Chairman.

Eight MP’s were suspended over the ruckus – Congress’s Rajeev Satav, Syed Naseer Hussain and Ripun Bora, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen, AAP’s Sanjay Singh and CPI(M)’s K K Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem.

-ARK