New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has claimed that the government’s recent farm laws are a ‘death sentence’ for farmers whose voice has been crushed both inside and outside Parliament.
In a tweet, he said, “the agriculture laws are a death sentence to our farmers. Their voice is crushed in Parliament and outside. Here is proof that democracy in India is dead.”
He tagged a news report along with his tweet that claimed that Opposition members demanding a division of votes were on their seats when the farm bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha, while the government said they were not.
The government has, however, asserted that the new laws will free farmers from the clutches of middleman and allow them to sell their produce anywhere they want at a remunerative price.