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Government tries to divide and intimidate farmers protesting against farm laws: Congress | India News

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NEW DELHI: On Friday, Congress alleged that the government is trying to divide and intimidate farmers into breaking their protest against the three farm laws with former party chief Rahul Gandhi saying it was time to “pick a side” and that he was with the peaceful movement of the farmers.
Congressional leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra claimed that on Wednesday night there was an attempt to end the farmers’ protest by force and that on Thursday farmers were being threatened at the Gazipur and Singhu borders.
“This is against all the rules of democracy. Congress will support farmers in this fight. Farmers are the interest of the country. Those who want to break them are anti-national,” he said in a Hindi tweet.
There must be a forceful action against the violent elements, but those peasants who have been protesting peacefully for months, the entire force of the people of the country is with them, said the Secretary General of Congress.
The former head of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, said in a tweet in Hindi: “It is time to choose a side. My decision is clear. I am with democracy, I am with farmers and their peaceful movement.”
Earlier in a press conference, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the government was unable to solve the farmers’ problem after 10 rounds of talks and then the government found a way to divide these farmers.
“They tried to divide the farmers and they also had a bit of success,” he said.
Two farmers’ unions, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) and the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, withdrew from the ongoing agitation at the Delhi borders against the three agricultural laws on Wednesday, a day after violence broke out in the national capital. during the tractor parade. .
Kharge said the party strongly supports the peaceful farmers’ movement and will address the issue of repeal of the three farm laws in the next session of Parliament.
At the press conference, another congressional leader, P Chidambaram, said that there is a widespread belief that the incidents at the Red Fort were instigated by sections close to the BJP and that any government with even a rusty intelligence machine should have known that something like this will happen. occur.
“The fact that they allowed tractors to enter the Red Fort complex and the police stood by while no more than 500 alleged farmers, protesters climbed the walls and raised the flag, shows the collusion between the government and the so-called protesters , ” he said.
“So all this means that the ball stops at the table of the Interior Minister … he should answer if there was an intelligence failure, he should investigate if there was collusion between sections of the BJP or BJP sympathizers and the so-called protesters.” that entered the Red Fort, “said Chidambaram.
When asked about statements by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar that Rahul Gandhi had always worked to provoke protesters, Chidambaram said: “Well, I don’t think you should take the minister very seriously for misinformation and broadcasting. He has his standard answer for whatever happens in the country, he will blame Mr. Rahul Gandhi and the Congress Party. Have you ever responded in a different way? ”

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