Will remove these black laws if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi at protest march against newly-enacted farm laws
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday promised Punjab farmers that he will repeal controversial farm sector laws once his party is voted to power.
"I give you guarantee that the day Congress party come to the power, we will scrap these three black laws and throw them in waste paper basket," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said while addressing protesters at Punjab's Moga during 'Kheti Bachao Yatra'.
Gandhia also questioned the government's decision to pass these bills during covid crisis without any discussion. "What was the need to implement these laws amid Covid-19? What was the haste? If you had to implement, you should have discussed in Lok Sabha-Rajya Sabha. PM says laws are being framed for farmers. If it’s the case, why didn’t you discuss openly in the House?” Gandhi said.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who was also present at the protest rally, stressed that the law must be emnded to make MSP compulsary.
Meanwhile, union minister Prakash Javadekar alleged that parties opposing the newly enacted farm laws were acting as "middlemen for middlemen". Talking to reporters on the second day of his visit to Goa as part of the ruling BJP''s initiative to create awareness about the farm laws, Javadekar said the actual situation is that farmers earn less for their produce and customers have to buy it at higher rates.
The middlemen hike the prices and the farm laws deal with this problem by eradicating these middlemen, he said. "Sometimes I feel the opposition parties have become middlemen for middlemen," he alleged.
Claiming that the agitation against farm laws will die out on its own, the minister said, "Falsehood has limited life while truth lives forever." "The Congress and NCP launched their campaign to protest against the farm bills. I am going to ask them to look at their manifesto. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has spoken about such (agricultural) reforms in his speeches. But, the Congress has now done a u-turn," he said.
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