Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who’s on a two-day go to to his constituency in poll-bound Kerala, stated your complete world can see the difficulties being confronted by Indian farmers but the Centre is unable to grasp their ache.
“We have pop stars who are commenting on the situation of the farmers but the Indian government is not interested. They [the government] are not going to take back these laws unless they are forced to. The reason is these three laws are designed to destroy the agricultural system in India and give the entire business to two or three friends of Narendra Modi,” stated Rahul who led a tractor rally in Wayanad on Monday as a mark of solidarity to the protesting farmers.
Continuing along with his assault on the Centre, the Wayanad MP added, “Agriculture is the only village that belongs to Bharat Mata. These three laws have been designed for two or three people to own and control Indian agriculture.”
Referring to his ‘Hum Do, Hamare Do’ jibe within the Parliament, Rahul added, “Two people in the government are partnering with two people outside the government. So, the idea [behind these laws] is very simple — it is a ploy for these four people to control agriculture in the country. The idea is that farmers should now sell their products directly to these big businesses. They want to destroy the entire agricultural chain which protects 40% of our country and gives food to all the people.”
The Congress chief alleged that the brand new farm legal guidelines will permit massive companies to strategy farmers instantly and the mandis will, due to this fact, be destroyed. Calling the legal guidelines a “direct attack on the Essential Commodities Act”, he claimed farmers will now now not be able to barter the worth of their produce.
“We will oppose these laws and make sure that the government is forced to take them back. We will not allow Bharat Mata’s business to be taken over by two or three of Narendra Modi’s friends,” stated Rahul.
On Sunday, farmer protesting at Delhi borders announced a series of events from February 23 to 27 to accentuate their agitation towards the three new agricultural legal guidelines. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is spearheading the protests, has stated February 26 will likely be noticed as ‘Yuva Kisan Diwas’ (youth farmers day) and February 27 as ‘Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Divws’ (farmer-labourer unity day).