As the ‘Dilli Chalo’ protests enter the 7th, Rahul Gandhi launches a ‘suit-boot’ mockery in the Center
Congressional leader Rahul Gandhi, who has been vehemently criticizing the central government for the three controversial farm laws passed by it in September, launched a mockery again on Wednesday when Dilli Chalo’s protests against the legislation entered the seventh day.
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“What the government said: farmers’ income will double. What the government did: Increase the income of your cronies four times and cut the income of farmers in half. This is a government of lies and a government of ‘suit boots’, ”Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday.
In recent days, Gandhi has spoken out on protests against the farm law that have only intensified despite government efforts to stop them. “While the country’s food suppliers protest on the roads, the liars give speeches on national television. Farmers’ hard work is everyone’s debt. This debt can only be repaid by giving them justice and not charging them lathi or throwing tear gas at them. Wake up, put your ego aside and give the farmer what he deserves, ”he tweeted Tuesday.
Farmers, most of whom are from Punjab, a state where Gandhi’s Congress is in power, have been protesting what they call “black laws” since they were passed. Initially, they blocked the railway tracks in Punjab and later announced the march of ‘Dilli Chalo’ towards Delhi. They started their march on November 26 and arrived in Delhi, despite attempts by the Haryana police to arrest them. As a section of farmers protests in the Nirankari land of the capital Burari, most are camping at various city borders and have vowed not to leave until the laws are repealed.
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A meeting between the government and agricultural union leaders on Tuesday was inconclusive. Agricultural leaders rejected the government’s proposal to establish a panel to discuss the laws and said the protests will continue.
The next round of talks between the two sides will take place on Thursday.