December 27, 2020

Congress leaders meet President and demand withdrawal of farm laws

Along with other senior Congress leaders, Rahul Gandhi met with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday and submitted a memorandum seeking to withdraw the new farm laws.

Farmers have been agitating against the laws for nearly a month in and around Delhi as they fear the laws may pave the way for the corporatization of farming.

Speaking to the media after submitting the memorandum, Rahul Gandhi asked for a joint session of Parliament to repeal the laws and asserted that farmers won’t go back until their demands are met.

Earlier, on December 24, 2020, Gandhi had attempted to lead a delegation of Congress leaders to the Rashtrapati Bhavan but was stopped by the Delhi Police. Several leaders including general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and KC Venugopal, and senior leader Randeep Singh Surjewala was detained for violating prohibitory orders.

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