Rahul Gandhi mentioned if these legal guidelines are applied, farmers and labourers will turn into the “slaves” of just a few corporates. He mentioned in a single or two years, their land could be taken over by these few “chosen” corporates.
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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday saved up the assault on the Centre over new farm legal guidelines, saying the battle in opposition to these legislations was not of farmers or labourers alone, however it was “India’s fight”. He was briefly stopped on the Haryana border and never allowed to proceed on his rally. He was later permitted to enter the state/
Addressing a gathering on the concluding day of his ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’, which began from Moga district on Sunday, Gandhi mentioned if these measures are applied, farmers and labourers will turn into the “slaves” of just a few corporates. He mentioned in a single or two years, their land could be taken over by these few “chosen” corporates.
“Whether you want to believe it or not, do remember that Rahul and Amarinder Singh once told you that your land will be snatched,” he instructed the gathering the place a quantity of farmers had been current together with their tractors.
“This is the time to take action. If you wait for six months or one year, then it will be of no use,” mentioned Gandhi, including that the loss was not simply of farmers, farm labourers and small merchants, however it was of your complete nation.
Gandhi mentioned if farmers are hit, which he claimed will turn into a actuality with the implementation of the brand new legal guidelines, then India’s meals safety shall be completed. “And if that happens, the entire country will once again become a slave,” he mentioned. “This fight is not just of farmers and labourers, but this is India’s fight.”
He instructed farmers that corporates will dictate the phrases and they’ll have to settle for the worth that they need to give. “When your land goes, they will build malls and flats. We do not want such a thing to happen. The Congress will not allow this to happen. I can guarantee that we will not go back by an inch and we will carry on this fight. When our government will be formed, we will revoke these laws,” Gandhi mentioned.
Attacking the Narendra Modi authorities on the Centre, Gandhi mentioned that for six years this dispensation did nothing for the poor, weaker sections, farmers and small shopkeepers. “For six years, they did nothing for farmers. Whatever they did was for the rich class,” he mentioned, including that the Centre waived Rs 3.50 lakh crore value of loans of wealthy industrialists, however not of farmers.
He mentioned within the center of the coronavirus pandemic, this authorities introduced within the three farm payments. “What was the hurry? Why not bring them six months or one year later,” he requested after which added that they did so as a result of the BJP-led authorities thought throughout COVID, the farmers of Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan can’t stand and that is the fitting time to usher in these measures.
“But he (PM) does not know that farmers are strong and will fight against these laws,” he mentioned. The Congress chief additionally requested that if these legal guidelines had been in favour of farmers, then why did the federal government not debate them in Parliament.
Gandhi mentioned that MSP, Food Corporation of India and the mandi system are there to shield farmers, and this complete construction offers them safety, however the Centre desires to break it. The meals distribution system and mandi system, are like a fort which protects farmers, he mentioned, including he agreed there are just a few shortcomings within the current system, however these want to be corrected, and breaking a whole system just like the Centre was doing was not the fitting method to go about it.
Among others current on the event had been Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Congress leaders Harish Rawat, Pratap Singh Bajwa, Sunil Jakhar, Manish Tewari and Preneet Kaur.
(With inputs from PTI)