Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday claimed that “733 lives” could have been saved if Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held talks with farmers protesting against the new farm laws. Rahul said this in a street corner meeting organized in Bhastan village of Buldhana district of Maharashtra during Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra.
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The former Congress president paid tribute to the farmers who lost their lives protesting against the agricultural laws withdrawn by the central government on this day last year. The Congress celebrated 19 November as Kisan Vijay Diwas (Kisan Vijay Diwas).
Rahul Gandhi said, “Farmers are the voice of this country.” The agricultural laws were anti-farmer and hence they agitated in the outskirts of Delhi, but the Modi government ignored their demands. ”””’ He alleged that agricultural laws were brought to benefit some industrialists.
The Congress leader said, “The government has police, weapons, administration and the farmers have only their voice.” Due to the arrogance of this government, 733 farmers lost their lives during the movement. ”””” Bharat Jodo Yatra stopped at Bhendwal in Jalgaon-Jamod taluka of Buldhana district on Saturday night.
The Congress on Saturday organized a special padyatra for women on the occasion of the 105th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, as well as Bharat Jodo Yatra, which ran from Shegaon to Jalamb in the district. Significantly, on September 7, Rahul Gandhi and many other leaders started this journey from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. They will reach Srinagar by covering a distance of 3570 kms and this journey will end there.
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