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If farmers do not stand today, they will be silenced forever: Rahul Gandhi after meeting President on farm laws – India news

A delegation of opposition parties, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) chief Sharad Pawar, met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday to withdraw three agricultural laws recently passed by Parliament. demanded.

Calling it an “anti-farmer” law, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reprimanded the Center for passing the law without consulting the opposition parties and farmers. Gandhi said the way the bills were passed is an “insult to farmers” who are protesting in the cold weather.

“The way these three Bills were passed, without any discussion, without discussion with the opposition parties and certainly with the farmers of this country who have built India, it is an insult to the farmers (farmers) This is the country, ”Gandhi said. Congress leaders were addressing the media after meeting the President on farm laws.

The delegation leaders said they have urged the president to withdraw the laws. Gandhi said that the farmer no longer believed in the intention of the government. “The farmer (farmer) has lost faith in the government. The farmers do not believe that the government is working in their interest and that is why millions of them are on the streets, non-violent and with mercy. They are struggling with all due respect in cold weather. Therefore, we have informed the President that it is very important that these bills be withdrawn.

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A five-member delegation of opposition leaders to meet the president on Wednesday included CPI Secretary General D Raja and DMK leader TKS Allokowan.

Taking a sarcasm at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi alleged that the real agenda of the three agricultural laws is to “hand over India’s agricultural system to the PM’s friends”. “Our Prime Minister said that these bills are for the benefit of our farmer, if this is true, then why are they (farmers) on the streets? Why is the farmer so angry? Because the real agenda of the three agricultural bills is to hand over India’s agricultural system to the Prime Minister’s friends, and the farmers are well aware of this. No one can stand in front of the power of the farmer. The government should not misunderstand that farmers will move forward, afraid because the farmers of India will not withdraw until these bills are withdrawn.

Earlier today, farmer unions rejected the proposal sent by the Center to end the protest on agricultural laws, saying they would block the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway by 12 December and oppose agricultural laws in many parts of the country. Will perform while doing. 14 December.

Rahul Gandhi urged farmers to be afraid and assured full support of opposition parties. “There should be no misconception by the government. Our farmers will not compromise because they know that if they compromise today, they will have no future in the country. And I am saying this to our farmers, that if you did not stand today, you will be silenced forever, and we are standing with you. You are Hindustan, ”the Congress leader said at the end of the press conference.

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Since 26 November thousands of farmers have been protesting against the new agricultural laws at various borders in and around Delhi. The three agricultural laws, passed in September, have been introduced by the Center as major reforms in the agricultural sector that will help remove middlemen. And give farmers the right to sell their produce anywhere in the country.

However, the protesting farmers have said that the new agricultural laws will give power to big corporates and remove the minimum support price (MSP) and mandis.

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