Peaceful ‘satyagraha’ of farmers in national interest: Rahul


PTI, Feb 6, 2021, 12:16 PM IST

 

New Delhi: Ahead of the nationwide ‘chakka jam’ called by the farmer unions protesting the Centre’s new agri laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the peaceful ‘satyagraha’ of the ‘annadatas’ is in national interest as the farm laws are ‘harmful’ for the country.

Farmer unions had on Monday announced a countrywide ‘chakka jam’ on February 6 during which they would block national and state highways between 12 noon and 3 pm to protest the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities, and other issues.

‘The peaceful satyagraha of annadatas is in national interest — these three laws are not just harmful for farmers-labourers, but also for the people and the country. Full support!’ Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also slammed the government over the farmers issue by posting on Twitter a picture of the multi-layered barricading at one of the farmer protest sites.

‘Why do you scare by the wall of fear?’ she tweeted along with the picture.

The Congress had on Friday extended support to the countrywide ‘chakka jam’ called by the farmer unions, saying party workers will stand shoulder to shoulder with farmers in their protest.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh demanding the rollback of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the ‘mercy’ of big corporations.

However, the government has maintained that the new laws will bring farmers better opportunities and usher in new technologies in agriculture.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi attacked the government over a media report that post-budget there had been a rise in prices of petrol-diesel and LPG gas cylinder, saying that the Modi government has disrupted the budget of both the country and of homes.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

BJP mocks state Congress, terms it ‘double steering government’

Raksha Bandhan: ‘Rocking Star’ Yash share pics of sweet moments with sister

RBI cancels the licence of Pune’s Rupee Co-operative Bank

CM Bommai has proven to be able administrator: G T Devegowda

Ex-BJP MLA’s wife sentenced to 4 years in jail for circulating fake currency notes

BJP leaders to travel across K’taka in teams from Aug 21 preparing for polls: Yediyurappa

Freebies, welfare schemes different: SC


Related Articles More

Yogi checks on comedian Raju Srivastava’s health, wishes speedy recovery

Why can’t ED question someone if it has doubts: Kerala HC asks Thomas Isaac

Delhi to strictly enforce mask fines in view of COVID spike

Govt can’t go in hiding after such assaults has to answer: Kharge on Rajouri attack

Video of bodybuilder smoking in SpiceJet flight surfaces online; Scindia says investigating

MUST WATCH

NEWS BULLETIN AUGUST 11

Chikkamagaluru SP Akshay Felicitation

NEWS BULLETIN 10-08-2022

ADGP Alok kumar Statement about Pravin Nettaru case

R Ashok Statement about Congress


Latest Additions

BJP mocks state Congress, terms it ‘double steering government’

Raksha Bandhan: ‘Rocking Star’ Yash share pics of sweet moments with sister

Yogi checks on comedian Raju Srivastava’s health, wishes speedy recovery

Why can’t ED question someone if it has doubts: Kerala HC asks Thomas Isaac

Delhi to strictly enforce mask fines in view of COVID spike

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.