Farm laws will destroy food security system, hurt rural economy, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

Rahul also led MPs from the Congress, TMC, and DMK to observe a two-minute silence as a tribute to the farmers who lost their lives during the protest

Press Trust of India February 11, 2021 20:54:47 IST
Farm laws will destroy food security system, hurt rural economy, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

File image of Rahul Gandhi. ANI

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government over the three agriculture laws that have triggered protests by farmers at Delhi's borders, saying these legislations will allow industrialists to buy unlimited quantity of food grains and hoard them.

Lending his support to the ongoing farmers protests, he said in the Lok Sabha that it was not an agitation of the farmers only but a movement of the country and the government will have to repeal the laws.

Gandhi also dramatically led his party members and those from the TMC and the DMK to observe a two-minute silence by standing to mourn the death of "200 farmers" during the ongoing agitation and said he was doing this as the government has not paid tributes to those who died during the protests.

"The intent of the three laws are to allow industrialists to buy unlimited quantity of food grains and hoard them as much as they want," he alleged.

Gandhi cited the old family planning slogan 'Hum do, hamare do' to attack the government and said just 4-5 people are running the country.

"The new farm laws will destroy India's food security system and will hurt rural economy," he said.

The Congress leader also said that the farmers are not going anywhere but will overthrow the government.

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