New farm laws are an attack on soul of every farmer: Rahul Gandhi


Team Udayavani, Oct 17, 2020, 4:07 PM IST

Chandigarh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday kept up his attack on the central government over the recently enacted farm laws, and said these are a blatant attack on the soul of every farmer and that such legislations ‘weaken the country’s foundation.

“These three laws are an attack on the soul of every farmer of this country, they are an attack on their sweat and blood. And farmers and labourers of this country understand this,” he said.

Referring to his ‘tractor rallies’ against the laws during his recent visit to Punjab and Haryana, Gandhi said, “I came to Punjab and Haryana a few days ago and every farmer and labourer know that these three laws are an attack on them.”

He said he was happy that the Punjab government has decided to convene a special session of the Assembly on these laws on October 19 where MLAs will ‘decide about these farm laws’.

Gandhi was delivering a virtual address at the launch of the second phase of ”Smart Village Campaign” in Punjab.

Rs 2,663 crore has been allocated to execute approximately 50,000 different development works under the campaign.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, some of his cabinet colleagues were among those present at the virtual launch.

The Congress, many other opposition parties and several farmers organisations have been protesting against these legislations, claiming that these will harm the interests of farmers and benefit corporates, a claim denied by the government.

The Centre has asserted that these new laws will be beneficial for farmers and will increase their income.

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