Farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march: Amid farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march to the National Capital to press their demands, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi announced on Tuesday that if elected, his party will provide a legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) to every farmer in accordance with the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations.
Rahul wrote on X, "Farmer brothers, today is a historic day! Congress has decided to give a legal guarantee of MSP to every farmer on crops as per the Swaminathan Commission. This step will change the lives of 15 crore farmer families by ensuring their prosperity. This is the first guarantee of Congress on the path of justice."
Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge slammed the Central government, claiming that the "dictatorial Modi government" is hellbent on silencing farmers' voices!
"Barbed wire, tear gas from drones, nails and guns... everything is arranged. The dictatorial Modi government is trying to curb the voice of farmers! Do you remember that farmers were called "agitators" and "parasites"? In 10 years, the Modi government has broken three promises made to the food providers of the country -Farmers' income to double by 2022, according to Swaminathan report, implementation of Input Cost + 50 per cent MSP and legal status to MSP," he stated.
"Now the time has come to raise the voice of 62 crore farmers. Today Congress party will raise the voice of "Kisan Nyay" in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh. We provide full support to the farmers' movement. Will not be afraid, will not bow down!" he further said.
Protesting farmers’ detained
Meanwhile, Haryana police detained several protesting farmers as they marched towards Delhi.
Protesting farmers were seen attempting to break through the multi-layered barricades with their tractors and hand weapons.
Farmers were seen running towards nearby farmland on the sides of the road as police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protestors.