With the hike in fertiliser prices coming into effect from Thursday, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has decided to move a cut motion on the Finance bill, which will come up for voting in the second half of the budget session.
“The UPA government has failed to heed our request to bring down fertiliser prices,” SP spokesman Mohan Singh said. The SP hopes to get support from the BJP.
“We do not wish to pressurise the government. All that we want is to ensure that the farmers get a fair price for fertilisers,” the SP spokesman said.
Following the price hike, farmers will have to pay 10 percent more for fertilizers, he said.
Singh also demanded that the nuclear liability Bill be vetted by a select panel of parliament, as it has several loopholes in its present form. At the same time, he said that the bill was beneficial for the country’s atomic power generation.
The SP has also decided to oppose the Foreign Universities bill, as it feels that the legislation will endanger the Indian universities.