Congress General Secretary Mrs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday once again targeted the BJP government & Prime Minister Modi over farm laws, saying the PM Modi visited many countries across the world but didn’t meet protesting farmers to “wipe their tears’.
Farmers have been protesting near Delhi for 90 days. At least 215 farmers died during this period, the water supplies & Electricity to them were cut, and they were assaulted. They were protesting peacefully, but Delhi’s borders were turned into international borders,” she said while addressing a Kisan Panchayat in Muzaffarnagar, UP
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said that farmers, who send their sons to defend our borders, were called terrorists.
“The Prime Minister Narendra modi ridiculed the farmers, calling them ‘andolan jivi’. When farmer leader Rakesh Tikait cries, our Prime Minister thinks it’s funny” said Mrs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Alleging that PM Narendra Modi’s brand of politics if for his big corporate friends, the Congress leader tore away the three laws. “1 of the 3 laws says that private mandis (marketplace) will be organised where no tax will have to be paid. This means, government mandis will be finished. The 2nd law talks about contract farming. Your complaints won’t be heard in courts, you won’t be able to fight for your rights,” Priyanka Gandhi said while addressing the farmers.
She once again claimed that the 3 new laws will finish the minimum support system (MSP).
Farmers have been camping on the outskirts of Delhi since late November, & calling for the repeal of new agriculture laws.
The Centre has offered to hold the laws in abeyance & water down some the provisions.
But the farmers want Narendra Modi government to repeal the laws altogether and provide legal backing for MSP for their produce.