Speaker Om Birla Conducts Lok Sabha Session Till Midnight Again
The Lok Sabha was in session till 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday to conclude demands for grants to agriculture and rural development ministries.
This is for the second time in less than a week that the Lower House of the Parliament conducted business late in the night to conclude a debate. On July 11, it had worked till 11:58 p.m. to conclude a debate on the Railway Ministry.
Nearly 90 members participated in the debate which began around 2:45 p.m. Tueasday.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said he would have preferred to run business till 3 a.m. Wednesday but had to adjourn proceeedings at midnight due to “technical” reasons.
Concerned over increasing number of farmer suicides and 'worsening' agrarian crisis in the country, ppposition members on Tuesday suggested that the government ensure adequate water, quality seeds and remunerative prices for farm produce in a bid to improve the plight of farmers.
While the opposition members attacked the government for not doing enough for the agriculture sector, the members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party said that farmers are benefiting from the host of schemes launched by the Narendra Modi government in the last five years.