Congress- There has been protests underway by many farmer unions as well as opposition parties against the 3 farm bills that were introduced in the monsoon session of the Parliament and are passed in both the houses.
Farmers are raged by passing of three farm bills
The bills that passed in the monsoon session are The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Farmers of Punjab and Haryana along side the members of the opposition parties have been raising their voice against the farm bills and are claiming that these bills will destroy the earnings of the farmers. 8 MPs were also suspended form the upper house for indulging in violent protests during the session for the protest against the farm bills. The members of the Parliament were suspended for one week on account of violence against the Vice Chairperson Harivansh.
Congress will launch a mass movement to protest against farm bills
Now the opposition party Congress has decided to launch a mass movement this Thursday which will stretch for around two months against the government for passing of the ‘anti-farmer and anti-poor’ farm bills.
During the movement the party will also collect the signatures of around two crore farmers who are protesting against the farm bills.
The monsoon session was concluded on Wednesday amid reviewing the situation of the pandemic. The Congress’ decision to hit the streets was taken in a meeting at the party headquarters in Delhi, attended by all the general secretaries and in-charge of the states.
In this mass movement Congress party will be searching for the long lost trust and political space by targeting 146 million farmers to join their mass movement against the passing of the farm bills.