Congress to observe January 15 as Farmers’ Right Day

The party will hold protest marches and gherao the governor's office in every state.

Congress announced that it will observe ''KisanAdhikarDiwas'' (Farmers'' Rights Day) on January 15, when the government and the farmer unions will meet for the next round of talks, and hold ''Jan Andolans'' at all state headquarters. The party will hold protest marches and gherao the governor''s office in every state. The decision was taken after a meeting of the party's general secretaries and in-charges in various states.

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also took a dig at the government over the GDP projections released earlier this week which stated that the country's economy is estimated to contract by a record 7.7 per cent during 2020-21, saying it was "too much vikas".

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "People have elected this government and not the Supreme Court. Then why does the government want people to go to elsewhere? The Modi government is answerable to the people for taking decisions and not the Supreme Court. The responsibility of making and repealing the laws rests with Parliament and not the court." He also added that if the Modi government is unable to discharge its responsibility, the Congress wants that he should resign and sit at home as he have no moral authority to remain in power even for a minute. He also alleged the farm laws were forcibly passed by the Modi government in Parliament by "crushing democracy”. He also said the Supreme Court should also introspect as to why the farmers are not ready to approach it."When 62 crore farmers in the country refuse to go to the Supreme Court, the court should also look within," he said. He again said the government is following a policy of "dupe and deceive" with the farmers."The Modi government is attempting to dupe and deceive India’s farmers by giving them date after date after date. The Modi government is trying to tire out India’s ''annadatas''. For over 40 days ''annadatas'' have sat at the doorsteps of the national capital of Delhi. Over 60 farmers have given their lives," he claimed.

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at various border points of Delhi for over a month now, despite the cold weather and heavy rains, to demand the repeal of the three laws. The eighth round of talks between the government and the farmer unions on Friday did not make any headway as the Centre ruled out repealing the three contentious laws while the farmer leaders said they are ready to fight till death and their ''gharwaapsi'' will happen only after ''law waapsi''. The farmers will not surrender, till the farm laws get repealed.

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