Congress won’t let farmers become labourers of corporates: Rahul Gandhi

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The Congress will never let farmers become the labourers of big corporates and the day the party comes to power at the Centre, it will scrap the three agriculture laws, said Rahul Gandhi in Moga, Punjab on Sunday. He made an important announcement during the ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ in Moga, Punjab on Sunday. Rahul Gandhi said that soon after coming to power, all three laws will be thrown in the trash.

Rahul Gandhi said in Moga, “I guarantee you that the day the Congress Party comes to power, we will abolish all three black laws and throw them in the trash”. Happy with why are they protesting across the country? Why are all the farmers protesting in Punjab.

Rahul Gandhi also mentioned the visit of Hathras on Saturday. He said that I was in Uttar Pradesh, where a daughter was murdered. No action was taken against those who killed him. The family, whose daughter was killed, was locked up in the house. DM and CM threatened. These are the circumstances in India. Nothing happens to the perpetrators, but action is taken against the victim itself.

Rahul Gandhi reached Moga on Sunday afternoon. He is leading three-day tractor rallies starting today. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Congress General Secretary and in-charge of Punjab Affairs Harish Rawat, Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar, State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and other leaders also reached Moga to attend the rally. 

The tractor rallies being called as ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ covered a distance of more than 50 km a pass through different districts and constituencies. It is noteworthy that farmers of Punjab are opposing the new agricultural laws.

Farmers fear that the reforms being undertaken by the Center will pave the way for abolition of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and they will remain dependent on the mercy of large companies. However, the government says that no change will be made in the MSP system. 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. The three laws came into effect from September 27, following the approval of President Ram Nath Kovind.