The farmers meet in Sahranpur is the primary in a collection of such occasions deliberate by the Congress in western Uttar Pradesh, a yr earlier than the Assembly elections within the state
Lucknow: Attacking the Centre over the brand new farm legal guidelines, Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday instructed a rally in western Uttar Pradesh that if voted to energy, her get together would scrap them.
At a ‘kisan panchayat’ organised by the get together in Saharanpur, the Congress basic secretary accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and different BJP leaders of “insulting” farmers who’re protesting towards the legal guidelines. “The three laws are demonic. If voted to power, the Congress will scrap these laws,” she stated.
She stated the get together’s combat will proceed until the legal guidelines are scrapped.
The rally is the primary in a collection of such farmers’ conferences deliberate by the Congress in western Uttar Pradesh, a yr earlier than the Assembly elections within the state the place the Opposition get together is struggling to revive itself.
The Congress chief was introduced with a pair of ploughs on the assembly.
“These three laws were drafted in such a way that government `mandis’ will eventually close down, the farmers will not get the MSP (minimum support price) and there will be hoarding,” she stated.
“In other words, the farmers’ voice will become weak and the voice of billionaires will grow stronger,” she stated.
Earlier, she tweeted in Hindi, “To listen to the farmers’ ‘dil ki baat’, understand them, share my feelings with them and support their struggle, I will be in Saharanpur today. The BJP government will have to withdraw the black farm laws.”
किसानों के दिल की बात सुनने, समझने, उनसे अपनी भावनाएँ बाँटने, उनके संघर्ष का साथ देने आज सहारनपुर में रहूँगी।
भाजपा सरकार को काले कृषि कानून वापस लेने होंगे। #JaiJawan_JaiKisan
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) February 10, 2021
When requested to touch upon the Congress occasion, UP minister Anand Swarup Shukla stated a “drama is being enacted in the name of farmers.
He claimed that gangs opposing the government have gone international, and referred to tweets on the farmers’ protest by foreign celebrities. He asked Congress leaders to “oppose Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however not the nation”.
Law Minister Brijesh Pathak stated the BJP authorities was dedicated to serving to farmers and termed Priyanka Gandhi’s tour an “eyewash”. “Some leaders just want to be in the limelight,” he added.
The Congress basic secretary visited the Shakumbhari temple in Saharanpur and provided prayers for farmers, the UP Congress stated in a tweet. She additionally visited Raipur Khanqah Dargah, the get together stated.
UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu and senior get together chief PL Punia attended the panchayat’.
Opposition events together with the Congress are supporting farmers tenting on the borders of Delhi for weeks, demanding the repeal of the agri-marketing legal guidelines enacted final September.
Most of the protesters are from Punjab and Haryana, however there’s a sizeable quantity from western Uttar Pradesh with Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait assuming a lead position within the agitation.
Recently, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary additionally addressed farmers’ mahapanchayats in western UP.
Farmer unions say the legal guidelines will weaken the MSP system. But the federal government says they provide extra choices to farmers to promote their crops, and can assist increase their incomes.
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