Calling Mahatma Gandhi the “largest sympathiser” of farmers, labourers and the working class, Congress president Sonia Gandhi right now expressed confidence that the agitation towards three just lately enacted “black legal guidelines” within the agriculture sector will develop into profitable and the peasants will emerge victorious.
Paying wealthy tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their start anniversary, she mentioned whereas the Mahatma was the “largest sympathiser of farmers, labourers and the working class,” Shastri gave the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’.
The Congress president’s remarks got here within the type of a video message on a day her celebration is staging protests in each district throughout the nation in favour of farmers and towards the three farm legal guidelines.
खेत-खलिहान और किसान के हितैषी, रखवाले और बुलंद आवाज राष्ट्रपिता पूज्य बापू और पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री श्री लाल बहादुर शास्त्री जी की जयंती पर कांग्रेस अध्यक्षा श्रीमती सोनिया गांधी जी का संदेश।#GandhiJayantipic.twitter.com/2wg4FLVYbN
– Congress (@INCIndia) October 2, 2020
Noting that Mahatma Gandhi used to say that the soul of India resides in India’s villages, fields and barns, she mentioned the nation’s farmers and farm labourers are agitating on the streets towards the three “anti-farmer black legal guidelines”.
“The Modi authorities is making the farmers cry tears of blood, though they develop foodgrains for the nation with their sweat,” she mentioned.
Sonia Gandhi mentioned the Congress celebration has at all times made legal guidelines with public consent and has saved the pursuits of individuals foremost earlier than enacting legal guidelines, as democracy additionally implies that each resolution of the nation has the consent of countrymen.
“However does the Modi authorities imagine on this? Maybe the Modi authorities doesn’t do not forget that it was not in a position to change the ‘Proper to Ample Compensation Regulation’ for rights of farmers by way of an ordinance.
“The Congress celebration will proceed to struggle towards the three black legal guidelines. At the moment our staff are agitating in favour of farmers and labourers in each meeting constituency. I need to say with confidence that this agitation of farmers and the Congress shall be profitable and the farmers will win,” she mentioned in her video message.
The Congress chief mentioned throughout the coronavirus pandemic, all had demanded from the federal government that each needy countryman ought to get free foodgrains.
“Was it potential that with out our farmer brothers, we may handle two meals for crores of our folks,” she requested.
“At the moment, the nation’s Prime Minister is doing gross injustice to our ‘Annadata‘ farmers. The legal guidelines have been made for the farmers, however they weren’t even consulted. The problem was not even mentioned…their pursuits have been put aside by speaking to their choose mates earlier than framing the three black legal guidelines,” she mentioned.
Sonia Gandhi mentioned when the voice of the farmer was not even heard whereas framing the legal guidelines in Parliament, they have been compelled to take to the streets to precise their voice peacefully on the trail proven by Mahatma Gandhi.
“Removed from listening to their voice, the anti-democratic, anti-people authorities hit them with lathis. What do our farmers and farm labourers need. They solely need the fitting worth for his or her hard-earned produce in these legal guidelines and that is their fundamental proper,” she famous.
The Congress chief mentioned when grain markets shall be abolished, hoarders shall be given a free hand to hoard foodgrains and the farmers’ land shall be handed over to capitalists for farming. “Then who will shield the crores of small farmers,” she requested.
Observing that the way forward for farm laborers and others is linked to the farmers, she requested, “What is going to occur to small shopkeepers and labourers working in grain markets? Who will shield their rights? Has the Modi authorities considered this?”
She mentioned the Modi authorities ought to do not forget that it was not in a position to change the Proper to Honest Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act by way of an ordinance.
Get together chief Rahul Gandhi whereas greeting fellow residents on Gandhi Jayanti quoted Mahatma Gandhi’s traces in his message, saying – “I cannot worry anybody on the earth… I cannot bow all the way down to anybody’s injustice, I’ll win over untruth with reality and I can bear all of the sufferings whereas opposing the untruth.”
Sharing a quote of Mahatma Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra mentioned in a tweet in Hindi, “…it’s our responsibility to face with the weak by way of our politics.”
Congress chief Randeep Surjewala additionally quoted Mahatma Gandhi’s phrases to say: “The true measure of any society might be present in the way it treats its most weak members.”
“On Gandhiji’s 151st Start Anniversary, let every one in every of us bear in mind it once more,” he tweeted.
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