Party observes nationwide protest underneath ‘Kisan Adhikar Diwas’ in opposition to the Centre’s farm legal guidelines.
Congress staff and leaders of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh on Friday held a foot march and demonstrations as part of occasion’s observance of a nationwide protest underneath ‘Kisan Adhikar Diwas’ (Farmers’ Rights Day) in opposition to the Centre’s farm legal guidelines.
Congress members, together with occasion MLAs led by Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, took out a protest march from the Congress Bhawan in Chandigarh, in direction of the Punjab Raj Bhawan. Haryana Congress leaders, together with the occasion’s State president Kumari Selja, Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and occasion common secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala, led Congress staff’ march in direction of Haryana Raj Bawan in help of farmers’ calls for and their ongoing agitation.
The Chandigarh Police detained a number of protesters after they tried to cross the barricades erected on the way in which to the Raj Bhawans of Punjab and Haryana. All of them had been later launched.
In Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh, the protest was led by Congress State chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore.
In Chandigarh, Mr. Jakhar mentioned the Central authorities was behaving in a completely smug method and didn’t have any respect for democratic practices and public opinion. “It is the vanity of this authorities that’s stopping it from repealing the legal guidelines, which have been rejected outright by the farming neighborhood from throughout the nation,” he mentioned.
Talking to reporters, Mr. Hooda mentioned they’d sought time to satisfy the Haryana Governor on a number of events to request him to name a particular session of the State Assembly to debate points associated to farmers. “We wish to convey a no-confidence movement in opposition to the federal government in the Assembly, so that each farmer is aware of which MLA and occasion stands with them and the individuals, and which of them stand with the federal government,” mentioned Mr. Hooda.
“The authorities will not be solely ignoring such an enormous motion, it is usually ignoring the martyrdom of farmers and insulting their sacrifice. It will not be solely the bitter chilly, it additionally the ruthlessness of these in energy that’s killing the farmers. In such a severe state of affairs, the state of affairs of farmers must be mentioned in the State Assembly. As a individuals’s consultant, our responsibility is to lift the voice of the annadata (producer of meals) in the House. But it’s clear that the federal government doesn’t need a dialogue,” he mentioned.