Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra protested outside Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s official residence on Saturday, in solidarity with those farmers who have been protesting against the Union government’s newly amended agricultural laws.
The protest by Congress is part of its “Speak Up For Kisan Adhikar” campaign. The Congress is observing Kisan Adhikar Divas (Farmer Rights Day) and all state units have been asked to congregate around all Raj Bhavans in the states.
“The BJP goverment will have to withdraw the farm laws. The Congress will not relent till these laws are repealed. These laws are not to help farmers, but to finish them,” Rahul said during the protest outside Raj Niwas.
“The Narendra Modi government earlier tried to take away the land of farmers, when it brought the land acquisition Act and the Congress party stopped them at that time. Now the BJP and their two-three friends are once again attacking the farmers and have brought these three farm laws,” he alleged.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan have been camping in and around Delhi in decrepit conditions for the past many weeks.
“The ‘annadata’ of the country are doing Satyagraha against their arrogant Modi government for their rights. Today, entire India is raising its voice against the atrocities on farmers and rising prices of petrol and diesel. You too join and become a part of this Satyagraha. #SpeakUpForKisanAdhikar,” tweeted Rahul ahead of the march to Raj Niwas.