Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has on Saturday slammed the Centre over farmers’ protest and saying “nails were laid at Delhi’s borders for those whose sons risk their lives at the country’s borders”.
Gandhi’s criticism comes after the farmers’ agitation made it to its 100th day on Friday, with protesting union leaders saying their movement is far from being over and they are waxing even stronger.
Taking it to Twitter, Gandhi said, “Whose sons risk their lives on the country’s borders, for them nails have been laid at the borders of Delhi. Annadaatas demand their rights, government commits atrocities.”
Rahul Gandhi is a big supporter of the farmers that are currently protesting against the three central farm laws and he has on several occasions spoken out against the government legislation.
Punjab farmer, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh farmers have been camping at several Delhi border points, including Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur, since November 28, demanding a total repeal of the three farm legislation and a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.
Though the government has debunked allegations it was working on ending the MSP and the mandi system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also assured farmers that the MSP would definitely continue.
Meanwhile, farmer leaders said they would not accept any other condition that is not the repealing of the new farm laws.