Wayanad (Kerala), February 22
After taking out a tractor rally in his constituency in solidarity with the agitating farmers, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said agriculture is the only business that belongs to “Bharat Mata” and called upon the people to “force” the government to take back the three farm laws.
“The entire world can see the difficulties faced by Indian farmers. But the government in Delhi is unable to understand the pain of the farmers,” Gandhi said while addressing a meeting organised after the 6-km tractor rally between Thrikkaipatta and Muttil in this hill district.
“We have pop stars who are commenting on the situation of Indian farmers but the Indian government is not interested. They are not going to take back the laws unless they are forced,” the Wayanad MP said.
He alleged that the laws are designed to destroy the agriculture system in India and give the entire business to two to three friends of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Stating that agriculture is the biggest business in the country worth Rs 40 lakh crore and it is owned by millions and millions of Indians, the Congress leader said, “Agriculture is the only business that belongs to Bharat Mata and a few people want to own this business.” PTI