New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday marked his protest against the three contentious farm laws as he reached Parliament on a tractor during the monsoon session. He was seen entering the Parliament area through Vijay Chowk, flanked by other Congress MPs from Punjab and Haryana like Deepender Hooda, Ravneet Singh Bittu and Pratap Singh Bajwa.
Along with Wayanad MP, hundreds of protesting MPs were seen holding placards “Repeal Farm Laws” and “Repeal anti-farmer black laws” as Rahul’s tractor made its way to the Parliament. The tractor also carried a big banner in front and read “Roll back all three black farm laws”. Mr Gandhi was seen wearing an N-95 mask as he seated in the driver’s seat of the tractor and was seen talking to his party’s MPs.
Addressing the reporters later, Gandhi said he has brought the suppressed voices of the farmers to Parliament.
“I have brought farmers’ message to Parliament. They (government) are suppressing the voices of farmers and not letting a discussion take place in Parliament. They’ll have to repeal these black laws. The entire country knows these laws favour 2-3 big businessmen,” Gandhi said, reported news agency ANI.
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Shortly after the 51-year-old leader reached Parliament, Delhi Police arrested Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala for violating Section 144 of CrPC through the party’s demonstration.
As of now, the monsoon session of Parliament is underway and enters the second week today. Held after the second wave of Covid-19 receded in the country, the session is seeing major uproar over Centre’s Covid-19 pandemic handling, three farm laws and Pegasus spyware snooping allegations on the Modi-led BJP government.