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Farm bill protest highlights: Rahul Gandhi likely to address farmers in Pehowa

During his previous rallies, Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of destroying the Mandi and Minimum Selling Price systems, the primary concern of protesting farmers regarding the latest farm laws.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Oct 07, 2020 13:54 IST
Farm bill protest highlights: Rahul Gandhi likely to address farmers in Pehowa

Congress's Rahul Gandhi has been protesting against three farm bills in Punjab and Haryana. For the last two days, Gandhi has been holding tractor rallies across Punjab against the contentious legislations. On Tuesday he will visit Haryana as part of his 'Kheti Bachao Yatra'.He will reach Pehowa in Haryana and then go to Kurukshetra.

The Haryana visit has however been cut by one day. On October 7, he was also scheduled to address Karnal.

During his previous rallies, Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi Raof destroying the Mandi and Minimum Selling Price systems, the primary concern of protesting farmers regarding the latest farm laws.

"If the BJP-led Union Government succeeds in breaking the backbone of the farmers, the entire nation will be enslaved by industrialists like Ambani and Adani. The Modi government is doing to India what the East India Company of the British did," Gandhi has said on Monday.

Meanwhile, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee's 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar against farm laws has entered 13th day.

Catch all the highlights here:

05:01 PM IST

Kumari Selja, Bhupinder Hooda and Surjewala aboard Rahul Gandhi's truck

Congress leaders Kumari Selja, Bhupinder Hooda and Ranjeet Surjewala enter along with Rahul Gandhi in Haryana's Tyukar village.

04:37 PM IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi enters Haryana

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been allowed to enter Haryana by the state police who have barricaded the border to deny entry to protesting farmers.

04:31 PM IST

Haryana police say only Rahul Gandhi can enter following Covid-19 SOPs

Haryana cops said they can only allow Rahul Gandhi to come with 100 people and maintain Covid-19 SOPs.

04:29 PM IST

Haryana police has stopped farmers at Punjab-Haryana border

Haryana police had set up border barricades at the Punjab-Haryana border. They are preventing agitating farmers to enter the state.

02:55 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi accuses Prime Minister of wasting taxpayers' money

Rahul Gandhi who is addressing a rally in Sirsa took a dig at the Prime minister and said that he bought the recent Air India One, which is worth 8,000 crores, with taxpayer money. He was speaking to reference at criticism levelled at him for sitting on a 'cushion' while he was on the tractor.

12:21 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi heads towards Haryana

After interaction with press in Patiala, Rahul Gandhi heads towards Haryana for his roadshow.

12:16 PM IST

PM Modi has destroyed entire food security system: Rahul Gandhi

In our manifesto, we talked about developing farmers' market within every four kilometres of distance. We talked about developing infrastructure for the farmers. While PM Modi has destroyed the entire food security system through the latest reforms, says Rahul Gandhi.

12:13 PM IST

Farmers will become slave to Adani, Ambani: Gandhi


People who work in agriculture sector will become slave to Adani and Ambani after these farm reforms, says Rahul Gandhi.

12:01 PM IST

PM didn't say a word on Hathras: Gandhi

Speaking on Hathras gang rape case, Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"I wanted victim's family to know that they are not alone, we are there for them...The entire family was targetted by Uttar Pradesh administration, but our PM didn't say a word on the issue," he said during the press interaction.

11:58 AM IST

Modi govt destroyed small, medium businesses during lockdown: Gandhi

Modi government has destroyed small and medium businesses during the lockdown, which are the backbone of India's economy and gives employment to labourers. I had warned about Covid-19 in February but they said I was joking, said Gandhi on labourers' plight during the lockdown.

11:46 AM IST

Farm laws attack on our farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi began day 3 of his Kheti Bachao Yatra in Punjab. During the rally, Gandhi accused PM Modi government of existing structure of food security. He also called the latets farm reforms ab "attack on farmers"

"The introduction of Farm bills by Modi government is a way to destroy the existing structure of food security and it is going to affect the state of Punjab the most. It is an c," he said in Patiala.

10:59 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi to lead roadshow in Haryana today

As per his Rahul Gandhi's schedule, he will lead a roadshow at Pehowa after entering Haryana. He is scheduled to meet farmers around 3 pm.

Gandhi is also expected to lead a roadshow to Kurukshetra and hold another meeting at a mandi there.

10:51 AM IST

'Rail roko' agitation enters 13th day

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee's 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar against farm laws entered 13th day on Tuesday. The farmers have been staging sit-in on train tracks to protest against the farm reforms.

First published: Oct 06, 2020 10:22 IST