Congress announces nationwide protest against farm bills

Congress party has decided to launch a series of nationwide protests starting from 24 September 2020 in solidarity with the protesting farmers against the anti-farmers bills passed by the Central Government.

“The way, in which the Government of India is bulldozing anti-farmers law in Parliament, is totally unacceptable to the country and the people of India. What we had witnessed in Rajya Sabha yesterday and today, we didn’t expect this type of attitude from a democratic Government. This type of bill, which is going to have serious apprehensions among the farmers of the country, there should be a parallel discussion, there should be a debate. What actually happened, everybody knows that the Government want to push the bill very speedily,” Congress leaders A.K. Antony, Ahmed Patel, K.C. Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala told media.

The main opposition party said that Congress and other opposition parties have given amendments and have given resolution, at least they demanded it referred to the Select Committee, for a wider consultation, nothing was accepted by the Government of India.

On 24 September, Congress General Secretaries, In-Charges, and senior leaders will hold Press Conferences in all state headquarters against these anti farmer’s legislation.

Party also told media that on 28 September, Congress Chief Ministers, PCC Presidents along with all MPs and MLAs will walk from party state office upto Raj Bhavan at every state headquarters and submit a memorandum to Governor addressed to the President of India on the Agriculture Bills.

On 2 October, i.e birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Congress will observe “Kisan-Mazdoor Bachao Divas” (Save Farmers & Farm Labourers Day).

Congress will collect 2 crore signatures from the farmers throughout the India and the party will submit the memorandum on Jawahar Lal Nehru’s birthday, November 14th. The memorandum will be submitted to the President of India.