Rahul Gandhi Sunday questioned Centre’s claim of farm laws benefiting the farmers and said, “If farmers are happy with these laws then why are they protesting across the nation? Why is every farmer in Punjab protesting? Gandhi further attacked the Centre for implementing the farm laws without any open discussion in the parliament and during a crisis like coronavirus .
From the heart of the protests against the three contentious farm laws in Punjab’s Moga, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Launched a scathing attack against the Narendra Modi government and asserted that the legislations would be revoked if Congress was voted to power. Addressing a public meeting in Badhni Kalan in Punjab’s Moga district before leading a tractor rally, which has been named ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra . Gandhi wondered what was the “hurry” and need to implement these laws amid Covid-19 pandemic .
Rahul Gandhi further claimed that PM Modi had been lying to the people for the last six years. “This is a kathputli government whose strings are in the hands of the Adanis and Ambanis. These are the three black laws that have been passed. The Modi government wants to destroy the three pillars of Indian agriculture – MSP, food grain procurement and Mandis,” he said.
Sidhu, who had stayed away from all Congress activities ever since he resigned as cabinet minister last year, dubbed the farm laws an “attack on federal structure” and alleged the central government was being run by “capitalists”.
“They are trying to impose America’s failed system on us. Capitalists are running this country. Benefits to farmers are labelled as ‘subsidies’ whereas relaxations worth lakhs of rupees given to the rich are called ‘incentives’,” he said. ( Indian Express )