Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who has been vocal against the farm laws since the beginning, on Friday, led a protest in Delhi against the contentious legislations. Gandhi, whose party has extended support to the farmers and is being blamed by the government for misleading them, has said that the farm laws passed by the Centre are meant to finish the farmers.
Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra expressed their solidarity with the protesting farmers and staged a protest outside Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s official residence. The protest is part of the party’s “Speak Up for Kisan Adhikar” campaign and it observed the Kisan Adhikar Divas on Friday.
As part of the plan, state units of the party are likely to stage protest outside Raj Bhawans against the farm laws and the massive taxation on fuel.
What did Rahul Gandhi say?
Rahul Gandhi asserted that the Centre will have to repeal the contentious farm laws that have resulted in countrywide protests. “BJP government will have to withdraw the farm laws. The Congress will not relent till these laws are repealed. These laws are not to help farmers, but to finish them,” Rahul Gandhi said leading the protest.
“The Narendra Modi government earlier tried to take away the land of farmers, when it brought the land acquisition Act and the Congress party stopped them at that time. Now the BJP and their two-three friends are once again attacking the farmers and have brought these three farm laws,” he alleged.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi tweeted urging people to support the country annadatas. He said, “The ‘annadata’ of the country are doing Satyagraha against their arrogant Modi government for their rights. Today, entire India is raising its voice against the atrocities on farmers and rising prices of petrol and diesel. You too join and become a part of this Satyagraha. #SpeakUpForKisanAdhikar.”
देश के अन्नदाता अपने अधिकार के लिए अहंकारी मोदी सरकार के ख़िलाफ़ सत्याग्रह कर रहे हैं।
आज पूरा भारत किसानों पर अत्याचार व पेट्रोल-डीज़ल के बढ़ते दामों के विरुद्ध आवाज़ बुलंद कर रहा है।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 15, 2021
Thousands of farmers are protesting against the contentious farm laws for over 50 days at various Delhi borders amid the cold wave conditions prevalent in north India.
The farmers are engaged in multiple rounds of talks with the government. However, these talks have remained inconclusive. While the farmers are demanding a repeal of the laws, the government is not ready for the same.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has suspended the farm laws till further notice.
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