Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday stored up the attack on the Centre over new farm laws, saying the battle in opposition to these legislations was not of farmers or labourers alone, nevertheless it was “India’s fight”.
Addressing a gathering on the concluding day of his “Kheti Bachao Yatra” which began from Moga district on Sunday, Gandhi stated that if these measures are applied, then farmers and labourers will turn into the “slaves” of a number of corporates.
He informed them that 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 informed the gathering the place a quantity of farmers have 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,” he informed them.
The former Congress president stated that the loss was not just of farmers, farm labourers and small merchants, nevertheless it was of the whole nation.
Gandhi stated that if farmers are hit, which he claimed will turn into a actuality with the implementation of the brand new laws, then India’s meals safety will likely be completed.
“And if that happens, the entire country will once again become a slave,” he stated.
“This fight is not just of farmers and labourers, but this is India’s fight,” Gandhi stated.
He informed farmers that corporates will dictate the phrases and so they should settle for the worth that they wish 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 stated.
Attacking the Narendra Modi authorities on the Centre, Gandhi stated 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 stated, including that the Centre waived Rs 3.50 lakh crore value of loans of wealthy industrialists, however not of farmers.
He stated 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 not stand and that is the precise time to herald these measures.
“But he (PM) does not know that farmers are strong and will fight against these laws,” he stated.
The Congress chief additionally requested that if these laws have been in favour of farmers, then why did the federal government not debate them in Parliament.
Gandhi stated that MSP, Food Corporation of India and the mandi system are there to guard farmers, and this complete construction offers them safety, however the Centre needs to interrupt it.
The meals distribution system and mandi system, are like a fort which protects farmers, he stated, including he agreed there are a number of shortcomings within the current system, however these must be corrected, and breaking a whole system just like the Centre was doing was not the precise solution to go about it.
Among others current on the event have been Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Congress leaders Harish Rawat, Pratap Singh Bajwa, Sunil Jakhar, Manish Tewari and Preneet Kaur.