Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of committing grave injustice against farmers.
In a video statement, released by the Congress on the occasion of the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Gandhi reiterated Congress’s resolve to fight against the laws and stand with the farmers.
Sonia said: “Today is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the biggest sympathizer of farmers, labourers and the working class people. He used to say that India’s soul lives in her villages, her agricultural fields. Today is also the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri ji who gave us the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan. But today the farmers and agricultural workers are protesting against three black laws on the streets.”
While referring to the supply of foodgrains during the virus contained lockdowns, Congress chief said: “Was it possible that without our farmer brothers, we could manage two meals for crores of our people.”
“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,” Sonia said.