The agitation for protests against two farmer bills passed in Parliament is spreading across the country. Many opposition parties, including the Congress, have mobilized against the government on this issue. Farmers of many states are opposing these bills. However, these bills have been passed in both houses of Parliament. But the President has not yet signed these bills, so that it has not become law yet. But the opposition is completely against these bills. Opposition MPs are creating ruckus in the Rajya Sabha for two consecutive days. Even on Monday, eight MPs were suspended, after which they have been sitting all night in the lawns of the Parliament. It is getting tremendous activism from the opposition.
What is the opposition's strategy
The Congress is preparing for a mass movement across the country. The party has announced a nationwide mass movement on Monday, this movement starting Thursday includes protest marches, picketing-demonstrations as well as raising two crore signatures of farmers and poor people against these bills. The party will also submit its memorandum to the President on the date of birth of November 14 i.e. Jawaharlal Nehru.
A meeting has been held regarding this at the office of the party, in which a strategy has been made with all the leaders. The party says that it will not only raise the issue of agricultural bills among the people at the state level, but it will be taken to the district and village level.
As part of the strategy, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told that a press conference will be organized against the agricultural bills in a series manner across the country. He said that the state president and other senior leaders of the party will take out a rally in their respective states and will also submit a memorandum to the Governor concerned.
According to the PTI, Congress leader KC Venugopal told that his plan has decided to celebrate Farmers and Agricultural Laborers Save Day on 2 October i.e. on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. On this day, rally and march will be held at state and district offices.
Several other opposition parties, including the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, have also announced a big movement in mass groups across the country.
On Friday, opposition parties will celebrate Red Letter Day, under which rallies and protests will be held.
Bharatiya Kisan Sangh will perform nationwide on that day and will do road blocks at different places.
According to the PTI, the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh Sahyog Samiti has also made preparations for the protest on that day. At least 10 trade associations have supported him.
The Aam Aadmi Party will support the farmers' strike in Punjab on Friday. This strike has been called by 20 farmers associations. AAP's Punjab unit will also oppose it on that day by creating a human chain across the country.
In Bengal, TMC, Left Front and other allied parties will also stage separate protests with farmers. At the same time, DMK and its partners have also announced to protest in Tamil Nadu from 28 September.