Tribune News Service
Sangrur, October 5
Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to end the independence of India while speaking at a rally against the contentious farm liberalisation plans.
“The New Acts are against all sections of society. All decisions of Modi including demonetization, have created serious problems for the country and its residents,” said Gandhi.
Gandhi was speaking at the ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ in Sangrur.
Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, state Congress president Sunil Jakhar, Minister Balbir Sidhu, Vijay Inder Singla and Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal were present at the rally.
Capt Amarinder Singh said that they would utilize all options to defeat the “black Acts”.
“Punjab is the land of martyrs and we will compel the central BJP government to withdraw the Acts,” he said.
On Sunday, Gandhi hit out at the Centre over the three new agriculture laws, asking why were the farmers agitating if these were meant for them.
Gandhi asserted that the contentious Acts would be revoked if the Congress was voted to power. He wondered what was the “hurry” and need to implement these legislations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will hold tractor rallies in Punjab and Haryana from October 4-6.