The Fact News Service
New Delhi, July 26
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday drove a tractor to reach Parliament in protest against the three farm laws. Soon, Delhi Police detained Randeep Surjewala and other Congress leaders over the tractor protest.
In a symbolic move, Rahul Gandhi rode a tractor along with other Congress supporters while attacking the Centre against the farm bills. Rahul Gandhi spoke to reporters and said the contentious farm laws must be repealed at once.
Delhi Police personnel soon cracked down on the tractor march led by Rahul Gandhi and detained some Congress workers, including Randeep Singh Surjewala.
In support of the protesting farmers, Rahul Gandhi said, “I’ve brought the farmers’ message to Parliament. The government is suppressing the voices of farmers and not letting a discussion take place in Parliament. They’ll have to repeal these black laws. The entire country knows these laws only favour 2-3 big businessmen.”
“The government says our farmers are happy with the farm laws and those who are sitting in protest are terrorists. But in reality, farmers’ rights are being snatched away,” said Rahul Gandhi and added that the three controversial farm laws must be repealed immediately.
Delhi Police has detained Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala, Youth Congress chief Srinivas BV and other party workers for taking out a tractor march in violation of Section 144 of CrPC.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced on Sunday that women will conduct the ongoing ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar on Monday as the farmers’ protest against three farm laws completes eight months.
The collective of over 40 protesting farmer unions said in a statement that several convoys of women farmers were reaching the Delhi borders to join the ‘Mahila Kisan Sansad’.
Meanwhile, Congress has extended its support to the protesting farmers and its MPs staged a protest inside the Parliament complex demanding that the contentious laws be withdrawn. Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders had participated in the protest last week.