Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has in a tweet asked the government to wake up and shed “arrogance” to provide protesting farmers their rights.
Farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are holding protests at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of the national capital against the Centre’s new agri-marketing laws.
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said everyone was indebted to the farmers for their hard work and this debt would be repaid only by giving them justice.
“The food grower is sitting in protest on the roads and fields and speeches are being given on TV. We all are indebted to the hard work of farmers. This debt will be over only by giving them justice and their rights, and not by mistreating them or by beating them with batons or using tear gas against them,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
“Wake up and come down from the chair of arrogance and think of giving the farmers their rights,” he also said.
अन्नदाता सड़कों-मैदानों में धरना दे रहे हैं,
‘झूठ’ टीवी पर भाषण!
किसान की मेहनत का हम सब पर क़र्ज़ है।
ये क़र्ज़ उन्हें न्याय और हक़ देकर ही उतरेगा, न कि उन्हें दुत्कार कर, लाठियाँ मारकर और आंसू गैस चलाकर।
जागिए, अहंकार की कुर्सी से उतरकर सोचिए और किसान का अधिकार दीजिए।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 1, 2020
The Centre has invited agitating farmer unions for talks on Tuesday. The stir by farmers appeared to intensify despite a strong defence of the legislation by the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has accused the opposition of playing tricks on farmers again through misinformation.
Earlier in another tweet Rahul Gandhi had expressed so0liadity with the farmers’
देश का किसान काले कृषि क़ानूनों के ख़िलाफ़ ठंड में, अपना घर-खेत छोड़कर दिल्ली तक आ पहुँचा है।
सत्य और असत्य की लड़ाई में आप किसके साथ खड़े हैं-
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 30, 2020