Cong launches fresh attack on Centre amid farmers protest


The farmer leader said that the groups of farmes will remain at the Shambhu and Khanauri borders till the government opens the roads to Delhi…reports Asian Lite News

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday alleged that Centre has “left no stone unturned” to “break” the back of the farmers who are protesting to press for their demands including a MSP on their crops.

Alleging that Modi government was “anti-farmer” and treating farmers like “enemies”, for demanding their rights, the Congress chief said that the gurantee of MSP and double income “turn out to be fake”.

Kharge claimed in a series of tweets in Hindi, “To benefit its select capitalist friends, the Modi government has consistently sacrificed the interests of farmers. When the farmer who provides food to the country wants to produce a bumper crop and export it. Then Modi government bans the export of wheat, rice, sugar, onion, pulses etc.”

His post said that BJP has done the same throughout its tenure and added that the result of this is that agricultural exports which increased by 153 percent during Congress-UPA rule increased only by 64 per cent during BJP rule.

“Not only did the Modi government’s guarantee of MSP and double income turn out to be fake, the anti-farmer BJP left no stone unturned to break the backs of our 62 crore farmers,” he alleged.

“Now when farmers are demanding their rights, So Modi government is treating them like enemies,” he said.

Meanwhile, the general secretary of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarwan Singh Pandher, said on Monday that the decision to March towards Delhi has not changed.

The farmer leader said that the groups of farmes will remain at the Shambhu and Khanauri borders till the government opens the roads to Delhi.

“The farmers from Punjab and Haryana will remain here (Khanauri and Shambhu border), we will not move forward without our tractors and trolleys. We have not changed our decision to march towards Delhi, we will wait until the government reopens the roads,” Pandher said while speaking to ANI on Monday.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) national body has given a call for the Mahapanchayat in Delhi on March 14 to highlight issues of a legal guarantee of MSP, against the electricity amendment bill, freedom from debt, old age pension, rolling back of labour codes, and other pending issues. (ANI)

‘Scindia will lose 2024 in same way he did in 2019’

Congress General Secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh has taken a potshot at Jyotiraditya Scindia stating that the Union Minister will lose the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the same way he lost the 2019 general elections.

The Congress leader made the remark while speaking to ANI in Guna district on Monday, when he arrived in the state with the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.

On being asked if a Congress candidate will be able to defeat Scindia from Guna constituency, Ramesh said, “The way Jyotiraditya Scindia lost elections in 2019, he will lose the same way in 2024 as well.”

Notably, the BJP on Saturday, released its first list of 195 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls fielding Union Minister Scindia from Guna constituency.

Scindia had switched from the Congress to join the BJP in 2020.

Meanwhile, speaking about RJD’s Jan Vishwas Maha Rally in Patna on Sunday, Jairam Ramesh said that it was an important rally. Patna is the centre of politics and political earthquakes start from there.

Gwalior, Nov 17 (ANI): Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Gwalior on Friday. (ANI Photo)

“Main faces of the INDIA alliance were there and it (Jan Vishwas Maharally) had only one message that the INDIA alliance meant justice for the farmer and youth, freedom from unemployment, from economic disparities and freedom from social polarisation. It was an important rally. Patna is the centre of politics. ‘Rajnitik Bhookamp sab Patna se hi shuru hote hai (political earthquakes start from there). Kabhi kabhi palti bhi ho jata hai waha, waha palti ke bhi ustaad hai’ (referring to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar switching sides to BJP from RJD),” Jairam Ramesh said. (ANI)

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