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Rahul Gandhi kicks-off ‘KhetiBachao’ yatra in Punjab against farm bills

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will travel to Haryana on October 6 and 7 to hold tractor rallies against the recently implemented agricultural laws. Party leaders said that Rahul Gandhi would hold rallies in Kurukshetra and Karnal districts of the state. Congress leaders said that Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day tour of Punjab to lead tractor rallies against the agricultural laws of the Center, will lead a tractor rally on October 6, which will enter Haryana.

The Haryana unit of the Congress met in Delhi to take stock of the preparations for the visit of the former Congress president, in which party MLAs and senior leaders attended. Haryana Congress in-charge Vivek Bansal, State President Kumari Selja, Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda and senior leaders Kiran Chaudhary and Ajay Singh Yadav attended the meeting.

After a three-day tour of Punjab, Rahul Gandhi is preparing for a big protest against the Haryana government. On October 6, Rahul Gandhi will try to enter Haryana from Devigarh with farmers through Pehowa. Then they will plan to go beyond Pahwa. Rahul Gandhi will end his journey from Pehwa to Karnal Mandi via Pipli-Nilokheri-Kaithal and Kurukshetra.

This campaign can lead to a confrontation with the state government, as the Haryana government has not yet clarified whether it will allow Rahul Gandhi to enter into with the farmers. After this Rahul Gandhi will go to Kurukshetra and stay there one night.

Earlier, addressing the ‘KhetiBachao Yatra’ in Moga, Punjab, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that if the government had to pass this bill, then it should have been discussed first in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. He said that he wants to give a guarantee to the farmers that on the day the Congress comes to power, they will abolish these three black laws and throw these laws in the dustbin.

The ruling Congress in Punjab is holding tractor rallies across the state between October 4 and 6 against the new agricultural laws. After the public meeting, Rahul Gandhi sat on a tractor with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, which was being driven by Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar.

Congress has asked its state governments to dismiss the agricultural bills. The party had asked Congress-ruled states to explore the possibility of passing legislation in their states under Article 254 (2) of the Constitution, which would allow state legislatures to pass a law to repeal central legislation. Then, who needs the approval of the President.

Rahul Gandhi in his speech in Badhanikalam said that all three agricultural laws are cheating of farmers. With the help of these laws, the eyes of billionaires are on the land and crops of the farmers. He said that by enacting a law against demonetisation, then GST and now farmers, the Modi government is openly helping two corporate houses, Adani and Ambani. Only these two houses are running the central government.

State Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that the Punjab government will fight the farmers’ battle. He further assured that their legal team is doing full work, and the state government will not back down even if they have to go to court or call an assembly.

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