Slamming the Centre over the three new agriculture laws, the Congress chief requested why farmers had been agitating if they had been pleased with the legislations

File Image of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. ANI

Moga: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre on Sunday over the three new agriculture laws, asking why had been the farmers agitating if these had been meant for them.

Addressing a public assembly in Badhni Kalan in Punjab’s Moga district, Gandhi asserted that the contentious Acts can be revoked if the Congress was voted to energy. He puzzled what was the “hurry” and wish to implement these legislations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“The prime minister says the laws are being framed for farmers. If the laws are being made for farmers, then why didn’t you debate in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?” Gandhi requested.

“And if farmers are happy with these laws, then why are they agitating across the country? Why is every farmer of Punjab agitating?”

Farmers have expressed apprehension that the Centre’s farm reforms would pave the way in which for dismantling the minimal assist value system, leaving them at the “mercy” of huge corporations.

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill; Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, which had been handed by the Parliament final month.

Earlier, Gandhi arrived in Moga for main tractor rallies throughout the state from Sunday until Tuesday in protest in opposition to the laws.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, state Congress president Sunil Jakhar, occasion’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat and different leaders had been current. Former minister and MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had been staying away from all Congress actions, was additionally seen at the general public assembly.

The tractor rallies, which have been named as ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’, will cowl greater than 50 km over three days in varied districts and constituencies.

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