Rahul warns of social turbulence in country

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that the country can witness some serious social turbulence if the BJP pushes through the implementation of three farm laws which have provoked agitation from thousands of farmers across India.

He said this while interacting with Professor Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University via video conference where the two discussed farm laws, report by Sweden-based institute Varieties of Democracy which downgraded India to ‘electoral autocracy’ and other issues.

Dubbing the legislations as extremely destructive, Rahul said, ” feel, BJP will not have the power to push the farm bills through and if they do, we are going to head into some serious social turbulence.”

The Congress MP added: “We agree that there is a need to improve the agricultural system. We believe that any improvement of the agricultural system should be done by negotiating with the stakeholders of that system such as farmers.”

 

NT Bureau