‘To avoid such a tragedy’, Rahul Gandhi tweets in support of the farmers’ protest, will meet with the president today
Citing a news report claiming that a Delhi-based company has refused to buy rice from Madhya Pradesh farmers under the contract farming agreement, Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that this is why the one that continues the protest. “Farmers in India are mobilizing against anti-farm laws to avoid such a tragedy. In this satyagraha, we will all give to support our annadatas, ”he said.
Addressing Madhya Pradesh farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that contract farming will benefit farmers. The contracts will be only on the product, not on the land. Under agricultural reforms, farmers can move closer to management if contract provisions are not met. Farmers have also been empowered in the new laws to choose not to accept contracts at any time they want.
However, the report that the congressional leader shared stated that the contract did not have any company sign or seal.
Ongoing protests by farmers will complete a month on December 25, coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi releasing an aid of 18 billion rupees for farmers.
Rahul Gandhi will lead a protest march of congressional MPs from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday and present a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind.
The farmers’ protest on the Delhi borders demanding the immediate withdrawal of the three agricultural laws entered on the 29th on Thursday, with no solution in sight. The Ministry of Agriculture had invited the farmers to more talks that did not continue after the fifth round. But a date has yet to be decided. Farmers have sought a new proposal from the ministry, as no further talks can be held on proposals they have already rejected. In their response, they have demanded higher MSPs from the ministry.