‘Even Congress doesn’t take him seriously’: Narendra Singh Tomar takes jibe at Rahul Gandhi

The anti-farm law protests, taking place at several borders of Delhi, entered day 29 on Thursday.
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Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday met a delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat. Interacting with the media after the meeting, Tomar claimed that the delegation had submitted to him a letter supporting the three farm laws. He also lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who earlier in the day met President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention to repeal the three laws.

“Farmers from Baghpat have given me a letter in support of Centre’s farm laws. They’ve told me the government shouldn’t buckle under any pressure to make amendments to farm bills,” news agency ANI quoted Tomar as saying after he met a delegation of 60 farmers belonging to the Kisaan Mazdoor Sangh.

Farmers from Baghpat have given me a letter in support of Centre’s Farm Laws. They’ve told me that govt shouldn’t buckle under any pressure to make amendments to Farm bills: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar after meeting Kisaan Mazdoor Sangh members from Baghpat https://t.co/tBtICmThfb pic.twitter.com/X0AHKPiquQ

— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2020
As protests against the farm laws have gathered steam, Tomar has, over the past few days, met several delegations of “farm leaders,” who, he claims, are supportive of the reforms. “Whatever Rahul Gandhi says, even Congress doesn’t take it seriously. Today when he went to register his protest with President with signatures, these farmers told me that no one from Congress came to get their signature,” Tomar was further quoted as saying.

Whatever Rahul Gandhi says, even Congress doesn’t take it seriously. Today when he went to register his protest with President with signatures, these farmers told me that no one from Congress came to them to get their signature: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar https://t.co/V5fWXLGOec pic.twitter.com/rpWbA1XwRr

— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2020
The agriculture minister was referring to a memorandum submitted by Gandhi to the President, which, the Congress claims, has two crore signatures against the farm laws. “If Rahul Gandhi was so worried, then he could have done something for farmers. Congress’ character has always been anti-farmer,” Tomar added.

If Rahul Gandhi was so worried, then he could have done something for farmers, when his govt was in power. Congress’ character has always been anti-farmer: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi meeting President today over Farm Laws https://t.co/v4ZT271Ycz pic.twitter.com/0co7sBvk0D

— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2020
Gandhi had met Kovind along with fellow Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Several other Congress leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, were detained by the Delhi Police as they tried to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This, the police said, was done as only Gandhi, Azad and Chowdhury had permission to meet Kovind.

The anti-farm law protests, taking place at several borders of Delhi, entered day 29 on Thursday.

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