Will junk new farm laws once Cong comes to power: Rahul
MOGA: Vowing to scrap the new farm laws once the Congress returns to power at the Centre, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that the BJP-led government was acting at the behest of select corporates to “destroy” farmers.
Leading a tractor rally in Punjab against the farm legislations, the Congress leader launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and questioned the need for bringing in the new laws at the time of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Their target is to end the MSP and food procurement system. They know the day that happens, farmers of Punjab and Haryana will be finished,” he said.
“But the Congress will not allow this to happen, we stand firmly behind you. We will not back down an inch,” Gandhi said while addressing a public rally at Badni Kalan here before a tractor rally through the districts of Moga and Ludhiana.
The Congress, which is in power in Punjab, is holding tractor rallies from October 4 to October 6 across the state in protest against the Centre’s new farm laws. Gandhi alleged that the Modi government was “a puppet whose strings were in the hands of the Adanis and the Ambanis.”
“I guarantee the day Congress government is formed (at the Centre), these three black laws would be scrapped and consigned to wastepaper basket,” he said.
Rape: Cong Satyagrah today Meanwhile, the Congress party decided to hold a nationwide Satyagrah on Monday protesting the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the Hathras incident alleging no action was taken against those responsible for the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped.