New Delhi: The Congress on Friday made an appeal to the people to join the farmers’ agitation and oppose the Farm Bills, which have been passed by Parliament.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Nation should stand with 62 crore farmers who are protesting against the draconian law.”
He alleged that the Prime Minister has done this to help the crony capitalists, and “he does not care for the poor”.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said in a tweet, “This is to make farmers slaves and the farmers will become labourers in their fields and neither they will get the MSP nor respect.”
While cutting across the party lines, day long statewide protests by farmers in Punjab and Haryana began on Friday morning.
Heavy police force has been deployed in both the states to deal with any untoward situation.