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Rahul Gandhi Wishes Farmers On Harvest Festivals, With Dig At Government

Rahul Gandhi has been backing the farmers’ protests close to Delhi’s borders. (File)

New Delhi:

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi at the moment prolonged “particular prayers and needs” for farmers protesting towards the controversial agri legal guidelines as he wished the individuals of the nation on the event of Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu.

“Harvest season is a time of pleasure and celebrations. Comfortable Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu, Bhogi and Uttarayan! Particular prayers and needs for our Kisan-Mazdoors who’re preventing for his or her rights towards highly effective forces,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.

Mr Gandhi additionally tweeted about his go to to Tamil Nadu at the moment the place he’ll witness the controversial bull taming occasion ”Jallikattu”. “I’m coming to Tamil Nadu at the moment to have fun Pongal with you. I’ll attend the Jallikattu competition in Madurai,” learn his tweet in Tamil.

His go to would “honour the farmers and the valorous Tamil tradition”, Congress leaders within the southern state had mentioned.

Mr Gandhi has been backing the farmers’ protests, which has seen an enormous participation of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and different states, close to Delhi’s borders. Hundreds have been demanding repeal of the legal guidelines, which farmers say will go away them on the mercy of corporates.

The Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala had lately hit out on the centre over an affidavit filed within the Supreme Court docket towards the farmers’ parade on Republic Day. “Martyrdom of greater than 60 farmers (annadatas) did not embarrass… however Modi authorities is embarrassed by the tractor rally,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in response to the affidavit that cited that “Republic Day parade disruption can be a humiliation to the nation”.


Greater than 60 farmers have died, in keeping with the protesters, after the agitation started late November. Whereas some have dedicated suicide, others have died whereas protesting amid the winter chill.

In eight rounds of talks with farmers’ unions over the previous month, the federal government had firmly dominated out withdrawing the legal guidelines however had insisted that amendments had been on the desk.

With each the events exhibiting no indicators of backing down, the Supreme Court docket on Tuesday ordered a freeze on the farm legal guidelines and arrange a four-member committee for talks with farmers to finish the disaster.

The court docket mentioned the committee will hearken to the “grievances of the farmers regarding the farm legal guidelines and the views of the federal government and make suggestions”.

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