Rahul Gandhi on farm laws: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the voice of the farmers was gagged in Parliament, but it will now resonate in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Special Session and echo in every part of the country till the central government is compelled to withdraw the farm laws 2020.
If these farm laws 2020 were in the interest of the farmers, why did the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre not allow a debate on them in the Parliament, the Congress leader asked.
His statement comes during the launch of 2nd phase of the Smart Village Campaign (SVC-II) where Captain Amarinder Singh was also present. Rahul Gandhi on Farm Laws, assured all Panchayats of his party’s full support to them, as well as the farmers and farm labour, in their fight against the new laws.
While condemning the farm laws as a blatant attack by the BJP on the soul of each and every farmer of the nation, Rahul Gandhi said that the Centre had launched an assault on Punjab and its farmers with these ill-conceived and unconstitutional legislations.
“Every farmer and labourer is feeling the pain of this attack,” he added.
The AICC leader lashed out at the BJP for imposing laws on the nation from the top, without taking people at the grassroots into confidence. That was the difference between the BJP and the Congress, with the former talking about buildings and not foundations, he said.
He also noted that farm land was the foundation of every village. Gandhi also declared that the Congress will not allow India’s foundations to be weakened in this manner and will go all out to strengthen these foundations.
Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to convene a Punjab Vidhan Sabha special session on Monday, October 19.