Rahul Gandhi drives tractor to Parliament, Congress workers detained

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at the Delhi borders seeking repeal of the farm laws and law to guarantee minimum support price, or MSP, for crops.

By Rajan Nath - July 26, 2021 2:07 pm

Parliament Monsoon Session 2021: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday rode a tractor to Parliament carrying a warning, farmers' message and registering his protest against the farm laws. Soon, Delhi Police detained Congress leaders including Randeep Surjewala over the tractor protest.

Seated at the wheel on a tractor, Rahul Gandhi, rode wearing a face mask on in the national capital, marking his protest against the controversial farm laws.

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"I've brought farmers' message to Parliament. They (Govt) are suppressing voices of farmers and not letting a discussion take place in Parliament," he said.

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Adding, Rahul Gandhi said that "They'll have to repeal these black laws. The entire country knows these laws favour 2-3 big businessmen."

"As per Govt, farmers were very happy and those (protesting farmers) sitting outside are terrorists," he said, adding that farmers' rights were being snatched away. Even Gandhi tweeted that "tractors will run in Parliament" if farmers would be forced to sell their land.

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Soon after the tractor march, Delhi Police personnel cracked down and detained some Congress workers, including Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at the Delhi borders seeking repeal of the farm laws and law to guarantee minimum support price, or MSP, for crops.

Ever since the beginning of the monsoon session 2021, Parliament has been adjourned several times following uproar by opposition over farm laws.

Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar maintained the farm laws were beneficial. He said that they can be discussed "point-wise" if farmers express the issues.

-PTC News

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