New Delhi: As protesting farmers marched in direction of the nationwide capital on Tuesday, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge introduced a regulation guaranteeing minimal assist value (MSP) for numerous crops, calling the celebration the “first assure” forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Authorized assure of MSP is without doubt one of the foremost calls for of the protesting farmers. After talks between farmers and the federal government failed to achieve a decision, farmers from totally different components of the nation began reaching the nationwide capital as a part of their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march.
“Congress celebration pronounces that we are going to give our farmers a authorized assure on MSP by means of mass buying. We assure the acquisition of assorted crops from MSP. If our authorities involves energy, we are going to give that as a authorized assure. That is our first assure,” Kharge introduced whereas delivering a speech in Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur.
Kharge joined Congressman Rahul Gandhi, who’s touring from Manipur to Maharashtra on his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra and is at present passing by means of Chhattisgarh.
Talking concerning the announcement, Rahul Gandhi stated, “The BJP authorities gave Bharat Ratna to (MS) Swaminathanjihowever they aren’t able to do what Swaminathan is doing ji stated. Swaminathan ji has clearly stated in its report that farmers must be given authorized rights to MSP. The BJP authorities will not be doing that.”
He added: “INDIA (alliance) authorities will come to energy. After which we are going to give ensures to farmers on MSP. We are going to fulfill what’s said within the Swaminathan report.”
Rahul introduced that a number of different bulletins for farmers are being ready within the manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Police officers have been seen in massive numbers at Delhi’s borders getting ready to forestall the protest from getting into the capital.
“There (in Delhi) they (the authorities) have laid cement and nails on high of that to cease the farmers. Is that this democracy? After I combat for my rights with the Prime Minister, will you lay nails for me, create partitions, lathicharge? What sort of democracy is that this? He (Modi) doesn’t need the farmers to do effectively,” Kharge stated.
Earlier within the day, celebration common secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala additionally attacked the Modi authorities at a press convention over the restrictions imposed on farmers’ protests. “As we speak, the BJP central authorities and the BJP governments of Haryana-Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh have transformed the nation’s capital, Delhi, right into a ‘police cantonment’, as if an enemy has attacked energy in Delhi,” Surjewala stated.
After Kharge’s announcement, Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi additionally wrote about X: “A good value for crops is the precise of farmers. They earn a good earnings, no sticks, bullets, tear gasoline and violence. The Congress Occasion helps the respectable calls for of the farmers.”
The Indian Nationwide Congress in the present day took a historic resolution for the farmers. Occasion Chairman Shri @kharge ji and shri @RahulGandhi Ji introduced that the Congress authorities will implement the suggestions of the Swaminathan Fee and accordingly each farmer within the nation will get the statutory minimal assist value (MSP). pic.twitter.com/GG5RypW97j
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) February 13, 2024
(Edited by Zinnia Ray Chaudhuri)
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