New Delhi, Nov 30: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday joined farmers protest at the Parliament Street in the national capital.
Addressing the gathering, Gandhi said that the farmers are not asking for any free gifts. They are demanding their right.
“Modi ji had promised MSP will be increased, PM promised bonus, but look at the situation right now, empty speeches are being given and nothing else”, he said attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“If PM Modi can waive off loans worth ₹3,50,000Cr of India’s richest then it is possible to waive off farm loan”.
“I assure the farmers of India, we are with you, don’t feel afraid. Aapki shakti ne is desh ko banaya hai”, he added.
The Congress leader also stated there are many Anti-BJP political parties gathered here. We might have different ideologies but when it comes to farmers and youth, we stand united for their rights.
Under the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) banner, thousands of farmers reached Parliament Street in the national capital demanding a special session of Parliament to clear bills to waive off farm loans and a guarantee for remunerative prices for farm commodities based on the recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission.
A host of opposition leaders including Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Trinamool Congress’ Dinesh Trivedi, and Loktantrik Janata Dal’s Sharad Yadav attended the rally and extended their support to the peasants.