As a part of its nationwide marketing campaign towards the brand new farm legal guidelines, India’s fundamental opposition celebration Congress staged a march to the official residence of the nation’s President Ram Nath Kovind and submitted a memorandum demanding the repeal of the laws. Scores of Congress staff additionally joined the agitating farmers on the Delhi state borders.
Rahul Gandhi, a key chief of India’s fundamental opposition celebration Congress, on Thursday mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi would even label Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat a “terrorist” if he opposed the federal government coverage.
The RSS is the ideological fountainhead of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The political assault towards Prime Minister Modi by the Congress parliamentarian got here after the opposition chief’s assembly with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.
Gandhi and different senior Congress leaders submitted a memorandum containing 20 million signatures from farmers throughout the nation addressed to the Indian President, demanding his intervention to annul the brand new farm legal guidelines.
The Congress chief additionally warned the Modi authorities that the agitation towards the farmer legal guidelines would proceed on the Delhi state borders till the brand new farm legal guidelines have been repealed.
Earlier within the day, as Gandhi led a protest march towards the farm legal guidelines to the Indian Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhawan) many Congress activists and leaders accompanying him have been taken into preventive detention by police.
Prime Minister Modi has within the current weeks squarely blamed the opposition events for “misleading” the protesting farmers, arguing that the brand new farm-related legal guidelines would assist increase farmers’ revenue.
The Prime Minister’s assurances have, nevertheless failed to seek out a receptive ear among the many farmers, who’ve been protesting on the Delhi state borders for nearly a month.
Several rounds of negotiations between the protesting farmers and the federal authorities, led by Indian Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, have didn’t resolve the continuing impasse.