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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

Farm Laws Protest LIVE: Harsimrat Badal slams Rahul Gandhi's 'tractor drama'

Rahul Gandhi's tractor rally in Punjab: Farmers in Punjab have been holding a 'rail-roko' agitation against the three farm laws since September 24.

By Karan Manral | Updated: Oct 05, 2020 18:58 IST
Farm Laws Protest LIVE: Harsimrat Badal slams Rahul Gandhi's 'tractor drama'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday started his second tractor rally in Punjab against the Centre's contentious agricultural laws. The Congress leader is in Sangrur and will also hold rallies in Bhawanigarh and Samana against the three laws.

On the first day of the party's three-day 'Kheti Bachao Yatra,' in Ludhiana, Gandhi had on Sunday promised to scrap the controversial laws the moment Congress returns to power at the Centre. Questioning prime minister Narendra Modi, who has repeatedly hailed the agricultural laws, Gandhi had asked why farmers across the country are protesting if they are happy with the laws. Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and a host of other Congress leaders accompanied Gandhi on the first day of the rally.

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06:58 PM IST

Harsimrat Kaur Badal attacks Rahul Gandhi's 'tractor drama'

Harsimrat Kaur Badal has some questions for Rahul Gandhi before he ends his 'tractor drama' in Punjab.

06:50 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi a 'VIP kisan' who uses sofa to sit on tractor: Smriti Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani calls Rahul Gandhi a 'VIP kisan' who uses 'sofa to sit on a tractor.' Further says Gandhi can never support a system that is meant to free small, marginal farmers from clutches of middlemen.

06:15 PM IST

We will show PM Modi power of farmers and poor: Rahul Gandhi

Speaking during the last leg of the second day of his Kheti Bachao Yatra, Rahul Gandhi said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn't realise the power of the farmer and the poor, 'we will together show him the power.'

04:51 PM IST

Farmer leader dies of heart attack during protest at Barnala

A farmer leader, identified as Yashpal, died during a protest against farm laws at Mehal Kalan toll plaza in Barnala. The deceased died of heart attack when he was speaking on the mike.

03:57 PM IST

Haryana CM warns Rahul Gandhi on law and order

On Rahul Gandhi's visit to state from Tuesday, Haryana CM ML Khattar says, "I have no problem but law and order shouldn't be disrupted. If he will come with a procession from Punjab, that will not be allowed. He can do rally with the people here."

03:25 PM IST

'What was the haste to pass bills amid Covid-19?" asks Rahul Gandhi

"They did it because they thought the farmers won't be able to do anything, but they don't know the power of a farmer," says Rahul Gandhi.

02:30 PM IST

Farmers won't be scared into submission, Rahul tells govt

"Farmers will not be scared into submission and will brave Covid-19 to fight for their rights out on the streets of Punjab and the rest of the country," says Rahul Gandhi.

01:58 PM IST

This government's policies are only for its 3-4 corporate friends: Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi's government is in power in Delhi since 2014 but none of its policies is for the benefit of people. All of the government's policies are for its three-four 'selected; friends: Rahul Gandhi

01:16 PM IST

Common man will have to spend double money on food items: Rahul Gandhi

"When Modi will hand over this mandi system to Ambanis and Adanis, the common man has to spend double money on food items," says Rahul Gandhi.

01:13 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of damaging Mandi system

Rahul Gandhi says there are many flaws in Mandi system and there's a need to improve it. However, Modi is damaging this system and killing farmers and labourers, he says further.

01:10 PM IST

Punjab has not received GST for seven months: Amarinder Singh

"These farm laws are unjust. Punjab has not received GST for the last seven months. We'll call Assembly session if required," says CM Amarinder Singh.

01:04 PM IST

Request Rahul ji to scrap these black laws when he becomes PM: Punjab CM in Sangrur

"The law is made. The bills have been passed in the Parliament. But who says that an amendment cannot be made to those laws. I request Rahul ji to scrap these black laws when he becomes the PM with a majority in the Lok Sabha," says Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh in Sangrur.

12:33 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi in Sangrur for second day of tractor rally

Rahul Gandhi arrives in Punjab's Sangrur for day two of Congress' 'Kheti Bachao Yatra ' against farm laws.

11:24 AM IST

Rahul's tractor rallies in Haryana in October 6 and 7

After Punjab, Gandhi will hold his tractor rallies in the neighbouring state of Haryana on October 6 and 7. Party leaders said he will hold rallies in Kurukshetra and Karnal districts of the state.

11:16 AM IST

Parliament had passed the legislations amid acrimonious scenes

Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha during the passage of the legislations on September 20. Deputy chairman Harivansh was allegedly heckled by a section of opposition MPs, leading to eight of them being suspended from the House by the chairman, a day later.

First published: Oct 05, 2020 10:13 IST