No discussion in LS on suicide by farmers

Discussion on agrarian crisis and incidence of suicide by farmers could not be taken up in the Lok Sabha on Thursday because of paucity of time.

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011, 21:25 PM IST

New Delhi: Discussion on agrarian crisis and
incidence of suicide by farmers could not be taken up in the
Lok Sabha on Thursday because of paucity of time.

Raising issues concerning agrarian problems, CPI-M leader
Basudeb Acharia said that larger number of farmers were
committing suicide.

However, before he could complete his speech, Fransisco
Sardinha, who was in the Chair, requested Acharia to continue
the discussion later and allowed other members to raise
matters of urgent public importance.

Acharia wanted to know whether he would be allowed to
raise the issue on December 27.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal
intervened to say that the issue could be taken on December 29
after completion of the other government business.

Although the Speaker allowed Acharia to continue the
discussion, he withdraw allowing other members to raise their
issues.

The discussion on agrarian crisis will be resumed either
on December 29 or the next session.

The session of Parliament has been extended by three days
beginning December 27 to discuss and pass the Lokpal Bill.

Various political parties have been demanding a discussion
on agrarian crisis in the Lok Sabha.

PTI