Gandhi said, “The Prime Minister says that laws are being made for farmers. If laws are being made for farmers then why did you not discuss in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?” The former Congress president said, “If the farmers are happy with these laws then why are they agitating all over the country? Why is every farmer in Punjab agitating?”
At the same time, Rahul Gandhi said at the Kisan Bachao rally in Ludhiana – the people of Punjab provide food to the whole country. You are the backbone of our country. Why Modi ji is breaking the backbone of the country for the benefit of only a few people. Congress will never allow this to happen.
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Rahul is in Punjab for a three-day rally
Significantly, the Parliament recently passed three Bills – Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill – 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance Contracts and Agricultural Services Bill 2020 and ‘Essential Commodities Amendment Bill – 2020’. did. President Ram Nath Kovind has given his approval to these Bills.
Earlier, Rahul Gandhi reached Moga in the afternoon to lead the three-day tractor rallies running from Sunday to Tuesday.
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Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, State Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, party’s Punjab in-charge of affairs Harish Rawat and other leaders were present.
The tractor rallies being taken out in the name of ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ will cover a distance of more than 50 km and will pass through different districts and constituencies.
Former minister and Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu also appeared in this public meeting. He has been away from all Congress activities. Three days ago Rawat met Sidhu in Amritsar after which the former cricketer arrived to participate in the rally.
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Sidhu also criticized the government
Addressing the public meeting, Sidhu criticized the BJP-led central government over agricultural laws and called them “an attack on the federal structure”. He alleged that the “capitalists” are running the central government. He said, “They are taking away our rights.”
The Center has imposed a “system” that has failed in Europe and America. Sidhu said that the new Acts would affect five lakh workers and 30,000 jobbers. Sidhu said that the Punjab government should give minimum support price on pulses and oilseeds and create infrastructure for storage of crops.