Won't let them destroy the farmers: Rahul Gandhi

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Image: Twitter)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Image: Twitter)

Punjab : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi once again slammed government for the passage of Farm Bill and assured the farmers that he will not let the ruling government destroy them; he also promised to remove all three laws as soon as they come in power.

Calling Minimum Support Price, food procurement and wholesale markers the "three pillars" of the country, Mr Gandhi said "Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to destroy this system".

"Their (the BJP's) only aim is to destroy MSP and food procurement... The Congress is never going to let this government to do it," he added, flagging off the three-day tractor rally by farmers in Punjab.

"I guarantee that whenever the Congress comes to power, we will remove these black laws. We will fight against the Narendra Modi government and will remove these black laws," he said.

"Kheti Bachao Yatra" mainly aims at Congress' protest against the Farm Bill which was cleared by the Parliament last month and was approved by the President of India.

The BJP has said the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill are "historic reforms".

BJP had been claiming that the Congress is trying to brainwash the farmers.