New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led the party’s protest Friday in the national capital in support of the agitating farmers. He said his party will not relent till the new farm laws are repealed. Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other leaders of the Delhi Congress. The protest was held outside the Delhi LG’s residence here as part of the countrywide agitation.
Addressing the gathering, the former Congress chief said the party will not step back till the time the government repeals these three farm laws. “These laws are not to help farmers, but to finish them. These laws are aimed at helping corporates like Ambani and Adani instead,” Rahul charged.
“That is why we are standing in favour of the farmers. The BJP government will have to take these black laws back. Till the time these laws are repealed, Congress will not relent,” Rahul added.
“The Narendra Modi government earlier tried to take away the land of farmers, when it brought the land acquisition Act. 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,” Rahul also alleged.
The Congress is taking out protest marches at all state capitals in India and will gherao Raj Bhawans. The party is also protesting against fuel price hike. The Congress is observing the day as ‘Kisan Adhikar Divas’ in support of farmers’ rights.
The protests come on a day the government is holding the next round of talks with leaders of farm unions to end the deadlock over their agitation.