Fri. Nov 18th, 2022

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday reminded the Modi government to withdraw what he said were the ‘anti-agriculture law’, adding that the farmers’ decision to continue the agitation till Gandhi Jayanti speaks of their hopelessness with the Union government.
Taking to microblogging website Twitter, Gandhi said, “With the determination of the peasants and workers of the movement till Gandhi Jayanti, along with their determination, it is also clear how much hope they have with the Modi government. Quit arrogance, consider the suffering of Satyagrahi farmers and withdraw the anti-agricultural law!”
Meanwhile, at Delhi borders, heavy security deployment continued at the Tikri (Delhi-Haryana) border as farmer’s protests entered the 74th day while at the Ghazipur (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh) border, the agitation entered Day 72.
Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police, Paramilitary and Reserve Forces have been deployed in the Delhi-NCR region to maintain law and order as thousands of farmers continue to remain camped at different borders of Delhi since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. 
On Saturday, extending his support to the agitating farmers, Gandhi said that the new agriculture laws are not only dangerous for them, but for the whole country. “The peaceful satyagraha of ‘Annadata’ is in the national interest – but the three laws are not only dangerous for the farmers and labourers, but for the people and the country. Full support,” he said in a tweet.
Notably, the Congress state units of Delhi and Chhattisgarh have passed a resolution in favour of Rahul Gandhi as the president of the Grand Old Party. The Congress scion had resigned from the party’s top post after the 2019 Lok Sabha election debacle.