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PM Modi Likely to Reply to President's Address in Lok Sabha Today; Rahul Gandhi May Speak Later

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

The Lok Sabha has witnessing repeated disruptions over the last few days with the Opposition demanding a discussion on the three new agri sector laws that farmers have been protesting against since November last year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reply to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha today.

The discussion on the President's motion of thanks was taken up by the lower House of Parliament on Monday. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply, the first speaker on Budget discussion during the day would be former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, according to news agency ANI.

The House has witnessing repeated disruptions over the last few days with the Opposition demanding a discussion on the three new agri sector laws that farmers have been protesting against since November last year.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a three-line whip to all its MPs for Wednesday, asking them to be present in the House throughout the day to support the government's stand, according to a report in the Hindustan Times.

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The list of business uploaded on the Lok Sabha website did not mention Question Hour for the day.

The PM had delivered his reply to the President's address in the Rajya Sabha on Monday where he had referred to his predecessor Manmohan Singh on the need for reforms in the farm sector as he defended the farm laws. He also tried to allay fears of farmers over Minimum Support Price for crops.

Meanwhile, the government is likely to move a breach of privilege motion against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra over the lawmaker's speech in Parliament on Monday.