New Delhi/UNI: Days ahead of the one-year anniversary of farm agitation at Delhi borders against the three farm laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a jibe at the Modi government pointing out its alleged insensitivity towards the farmers’ plight.
“When the word 'martyr' has to be prefixed to a farmer's name, it shows the cruelty of the government has crossed its limit. Salute to Annadata Satyagraha! #farmersprotest,” Gandhi tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of farmers' agitation, has given a call to farmers to assemble at the protest sites in large numbers on November 26, the day when farmers had first reached the Delhi borders last year.
“On November 26, there will be a large gathering of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan at all the Delhi borders. Large meetings will be held there,” SKM said in a statement.
The SKM had also decided that tractors would march to Parliament everyday during the winter session.
जब किसान नाम के आगे ‘शहीद’ लगाना पड़े, समझ जाओ सरकार की क्रूरता हद से पार हो गयी है।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 16, 2021
अन्नदाता सत्याग्रह को नमन!#FarmersProtest
“From November 29 until the end of this Parliament session, 500 selected farmer volunteers will move every day to Parliament in tractor peacefully in order to increase the pressure on the insensitive, anti-people and pro-corporate BJP’s central government, to force it to concede the demands for which farmers across the country have launched a historic struggle for one year,” it said.
In March, the farmers had taken out a foot march to Parliament to oppose the contentious three farm laws.
On Jan 26, a tractor rally had turned violent with protesters breaking barricades, attacking security personnel and storming the Red Fort, where they hoisted a religious flag.
Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been protesting against the laws, which were stayed by the Supreme Court in January, at the Delhi borders since Nov 26 last year.