Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and 14 other leaders from opposition parties joined farmers agitating against the centre’s farm laws at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar and extended their support to them. Gandhi and the other leaders standing in a tight-knit group shouted slogans against the government. They were holding a poster that said: ‘Save Farmers, Save India’.
Apart from the Congress, leaders from other parties include the DMK, the Trinamool, the NCP, the Shiv Sena, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Samajwadi Party and Delhi’s ruling AAP were at the protest, as were reps from the Left (CPM and CPI), the Muslim League, and the National Conference. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “Today all the opposition parties gave their full support for the removal of black laws. We want to talk about Pegasus in Parliament, but there they are not allowing us to be talked about these issues.”
Rahul Gandhi joined farmers’ protest:
Protests against the farm laws – which have been carrying out for several months now, and made headlines last year, after clashes between farmers and police led to military-style blockades at the borders of Delhi- have been widespread and taken on strong political overtones, with the Congress-led opposition relentless in attacking the government on this issue.
Meanwhile, the ‘Agriculture Minister’ claimed he “adopted the strategy of ignoring it and slowly diverting the attention of the Parliament towards other matters…” in an effort to discredit the farmers. Last week, Rahul Gandhi drove a tractor to Parliament against farm laws. Later, he said, “I’ve brought the farmers’ message to Parliament. They (Government) are suppressing voices of farmers and not letting a discussion take place. They’ll have to repeal these black laws.”
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