Govt terrified over debate: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that the repealing of the three farm laws without debate shows that the government is ‘terrified’ of having a discussion and knows that it has done something wrong.

After Parliament passed ‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill’ to rescind the three contentious agri laws against which farmers have been protesting for over a year, Rahul told the media that his party had predicted that the government will have to take back the farm laws as it knew that the ‘power of three-four crony capitalists cannot withstand the strength of farmers and labourers’.

‘We wanted to discuss MSP. We wanted to discuss Lakhimpur Kheri incident. We wanted to discuss the 700 farmers who died in this agitation and unfortunately but that discussion has not been allowed…What is unfortunate is how the bills have been repealed, without any discussion, without any conversation. We wanted to have a discussion about forces behind these bills because these bills do not just reflect the view of the Prime Minister, these bills reflect the forces behind the Prime Minister,’ Rahul told reporters.

 

NT Bureau