Recalling Mahatma Gandhi as the ‘biggest sympathiser’ of farmers and working-class, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the agitation against three recently enacted “black laws” will become successful and the peasants will emerge victorious.
Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary, she said while Gandhi was the biggest sympathiser of farmers, labourers and the working class, Shastri gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’.
“The Modi government is making the farmers cry tears of blood, even though they grow food grains for the country with their sweat,” she said.
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Counting the achievements of her party’s tenure, she said that Congress has kept the interests of people foremost before enacting a law.
“The Congress party will continue to fight against the three black laws. Today our workers are agitating in favour of farmers and labourers in every assembly constituency. I want to say with confidence that this agitation of farmers and the Congress will be successful and the farmers will win,” she said in her video message.
Gandhi said when the voice of the farmer was not even heard while framing the laws in Parliament, they were compelled to take to the streets to express their voice peacefully on the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi.
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“Far from listening to their voice, the anti-democratic, anti-people government blew lathis on them. What do our farmers and farm labourers want? They only want the right price for their hard-earned produce in these laws and this is their basic right,” she noted.
Gandhi added that the Modi government should remember that it was not able to change the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act through an ordinance.
The “Black laws” Gandhi referred to are the farm bills that were passed in Rajya Sabha amid ruckus that saw Opposition members protesting in the well of the House, the House rule book being torn and eight members being suspended by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.