Jaipur: “Disgusting conspiracy” against the farmers of the country, said the Congress, while supporting the farmers in their fight against the “black laws” of the BJP-led Union government that has passed three agriculture-related bills recently. The Congress said it stands firm with the farmers in support of the Bharat Bandh call.
At a press conference here on Friday, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala described the farm legislations as “black laws”.
“The Modi government through three black laws has launched a brutal attack on farmers, farm labourers and their livelihoods.” The bills are a “disgusting conspiracy” against the farmers and barns in the country, Surjewala said.
He said that the country has been attacked by the coronavirus and by China on the border. However “Modi ji has been targeting the barns in India”. “Today, farmers and farm labourers have called for a Bharat Bandh across the country. So, under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, the Congress Party would stand firm with them,” he further said.
‘Fascists have no faith in democracy’
Earlier, attacking the Modi government, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said: “These fascist people do not have faith in democracy. So they keep doing things that divert the attention of the people.”
He said the way these three bills were passed in Parliament is ‘shameful’. Various farmer groups have called for a nationwide shutdown on Friday against the three bills. The bills passed by both houses of Parliament during the Monsoon session await presidential assent, he said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have intensified deployment of its personnel at the border areas of the national capital. The Delhi police have taken this decision following various farmer associations have given a nationwide protest call. Police personnel were deployed in Chilla area near Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in the wake of the protest.