Farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws on rail tracks in Amritsar. The Haryana assembly was adjourned for half an hour soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution on Friday, welcoming the farm laws but this did not go down well with the Congress. Its members didn’t let the House function or hold a debate.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws on rail tracks in Amritsar. The Haryana assembly was adjourned for half an hour soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution on Friday, welcoming the farm laws but this did not go down well with the Congress. Its members didn’t let the House function or hold a debate.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Logjam in Haryana assembly over resolution thanking Centre for farm laws

Soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution, the Congress MLAs stalled proceedings and demanded voting before a discussion
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 06:30 AM IST

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s resolution to thank the BJP-led central government for the “landmark farm laws” brought proceedings in the Haryana assembly to a halt on Friday afternoon with the opposition Congress demanding voting before a discussion on the resolution.

Turning down the Congress demand for voting on the resolution, Speaker Gian Chand Gupta said: “How can there be voting before a discussion?”

The House was adjourned for half an hour soon after Khattar moved the resolution at 1.30pm, welcoming the three recent farm laws of the Centre but this did not go down well with the Congress. Its members didn’t let the House function or hold a debate.

The debate on the resolution was yet to start till 4pm. The Congress, which was demanding voting first on the resolution, forced two adjournments and walked out of the assembly earlier in the morning after Question Hour.

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