Agriculture bills: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the agriculture-related bills are a “death sentence” for farmers whose voice was crushed both inside and outside the Parliament.
“The agriculture laws are a death sentence to our farmers. Their voice is crushed in Parliament and outside. Here is proof that democracy in India is dead,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.
The Congress leader tagged a news report along with his tweet and claimed that the Opposition members demanding a division of votes were on their seats when the farm bills were passed in the Upper House of the Parliament, while the government said they were not.
Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party have been demanding that the withdrawal of the farm bills as according to them they are not beneficial for farmers. According to the Congress party, the farmers will be enslaved at the hands of private players and big businesses.
Congress is also protesting against the farm bills across the country while there are several other opposition parties that have been protesting against the bills.
Rahul Gandhi’s latest statement comes a day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to all the three contentious farm bills.
The Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 were passed in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of the Parliament.