New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday reached the Parliament aboard a tractor as a symbol of protest against the three farm laws passed by the government. On the tractor, a poster was stuck demanding the removal of the three farm laws.
“I’ve brought farmers’ message to Parliament. They (Govt) are suppressing voices of farmers & not letting a discussion take place in Parliament. They’ll have to repeal these black laws. The entire country knows these laws favour 2-3 big businessmen,” Rahul Gandhi as quoted by ANI.
“As per Govt, farmers are very happy and those (protesting farmers) sitting outside are terrorists. But in reality, farmers’ rights are being snatched away,” he added.
Farmers’ protest has been one of the biggest issues in the Monsoon session of the Parliament.
Farmer leaders are also protesting at Jantar Mantar demanding the repeal of the three farm laws that were passed in 2020 by the government.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police detained Congress and General Secretary Randeep Surjewala, and Youth Congress chief Srinivas BV for taking out a tractor rally in violation of Covid-19 norms.
The farmers’ protest has been ongoing since November 26 at different borders of the national capital against the three farm laws.
The laws in question are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.