Tribune News Service
Patiala, October 6
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday commenced the third day of his ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ from Circuit House in Patiala.
Partap Singh Bajwa, who has been a vocal critic of the state government led by Capt Amarinder Singh, was also present at the event. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, ministers Brahm Mohindra and Vijay Inder Singla and AICC General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala were among the leaders present on the occasion.
Gandhi, along with senior state Congress leaders, is holding a series of tractor rallies across Punjab to protest the Centre’s new farm laws.
President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill; Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, which were passed by the Parliament last month.