Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged his party workers to provide food and assistance to farmers protesting against the new laws.
He asked why farmers were protesting if these “reforms” were in their best interest.
Congress leaders have taken to Twitter to say that farmers have left their homes and farms in Delhi in the cold against “black” agricultural laws.
“Farmers of the country have left their homes and fields in the cold against the laws of black agriculture and have come to Delhi in the cold. The truth and untrue Anadata farmer or prime minister is fighting with capitalist friends. #SpeakUpformers,” he tweeted. .
He tweeted a video in which he urged Congress workers to stand with the farmers.
“Patriotism is protecting the strength of the country. The power of the country is the farmers. The question arises as to why the farmers are on the road and why they are walking on the sidelines. The former Congress chief said.
“These laws have been made to plunder the farmers. That is why we have to stand with them. Congress workers should come out and help these farmers and provide them with food,” he said.
Farmers in different parts of Delhi and Haryana have been protesting and have rejected the central government’s offer to negotiate on December 3, saying it is a shame to impose conditions to begin dialogue.
About 32 peasant organizations, mostly from Punjab, and some farmers from Gujarat and Maharashtra managed to reach Delhi on Friday and continued their protest across the border.
Farmers are protesting against the Farmers’ Production and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Price Guarantee and Agricultural Services Act, 2020 Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement and the 2020 Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on December 3 that the central government was ready to negotiate with farmers’ unions.

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