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Javadekar challenges Rahul Gandhi, DMK to debate farm laws | India News


CHENNAI: By attacking opposition leaders for criticizing the three agricultural laws, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has challenged Congressional Leader Rahul Gandhi and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) to an open debate on whether agricultural reforms introduced by the Center are of interest. farmers or not.
“Rahul Gandhi suddenly said that you (the central government) will have to withdraw the new agricultural laws. I am openly challenging you for a debate, whether the laws are good, in the interest of farmers or not. I am challenging Rahul Gandhi and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for discussion, “Javadekar said while addressing farmers in Chennai.
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called farmers’ protests a ‘Satyagraha’ and urged people to support farmers mobilizing against the three farm laws passed by the central government.
Citing a media report alleging new laws used to mislead farmers, Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “Farmers in India are mobilizing against anti-agriculture laws to prevent such a tragedy. In this Satyagraha, we all have to support the annadata of the country. ”
The ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmers’ protest along the Delhi borders entered on the 31st on Saturday. Meanwhile, several rounds of talks between ministers and farmer leaders have failed to produce a breakthrough so far.
Hundreds of farmers have protested against the Agricultural Products Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, the 2020 Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Guarantee and Agricultural Services and the Essential Products Act (Amendment) 2020.

Times of India