Congress promises legal guarantee on MSP, warns Centre farmers’ march ‘just the beginning’

The Congress leader asked whether the farmers did not have the right and freedom to come to the national capital in support of their demands.”Where should the farmers go if not to the prime minister and the government of the time to seek justice for their rightful demands? What is the government afraid of? Is there an attack on the government by an enemy?” he said.Thousands of farmers were heading to Delhi on Tuesday from neighbouring states on a call by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha to press the Centre to accept their demands, including the enactment of a law to guarantee MSP for crops.”Barbed wire, teargas from drones, nails, and guns… everything is arranged. The dictatorial Modi government is trying to curb the voice of farmers,” the Congress chief said in a post on X.”Remember how the farmer was defamed by calling him ‘andolanjeevi’ and ‘parasite’ and 750 farmers lost their lives,” he said in his post in Hindi.In 10 years, Kharge said, the Modi government has “broken” three promises of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, the implementation of the Swaminathan report and the grant of legal status to MSP.Extending full support to the farmers’ movement, Kharge said the Congress will raise its voice for justice for farmers. “We will not be afraid, will not bow down,” Kharge said in his post.AICC general secretary Jairam Ramesh said as part of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Rahul Gandhi today interacted with farmers at Ambikapur Mandi.”It is most appropriate that he do so today, just as farmers — especially from Punjab and Haryana — have marched to New Delhi to protest the non-fulfilment of assurances given to them by the Prime Minister when he withdrew the three black farm laws in November 2021,” he said.The methods that are being used by the Delhi Police and the Haryana Police “to harass the farmers and deter them from exercising their legitimate rights is most undemocratic and is a reflection of democracy, Modi-style,” he alleged.

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