Cong will scrap farm laws if it comes to power: Priyanka

Lucknow, Feb 10 (PTI): Attacking the Centre over the new farm laws, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday told a rally in western Uttar Pradesh that if voted to power her party would scrap them.
At a ‘kisan panchayat’ organised by the party in Saharanpur, the Congress general secretary accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders of “insulting” farmers who are protesting against the laws.
“The three laws are demonic. If voted to power, the Congress will scrap these laws,” she said.
She said the party’s fight will continue till the laws are scrapped.
The rally is the first in a series of such farmers’ meetings planned by the Congress in western Uttar Pradesh, a year before the assembly elections in the state where the opposition party is struggling to revive itself.
The Congress leader was presented with a pair of ploughs at the meeting.
“These three laws were drafted in such a way that government `mandis’ will eventually close down, the farmers will not get the MSP (minimum support price) and there will be hoarding, she said.
In other words, the farmers’ voice will become weak and the voice of billionaires will grow stronger,” she said.
Earlier, she tweeted in Hindi, “To listen to the farmers’ ‘dil ki baat’, understand them, share my feelings with them and support their struggle, I will be in Saharanpur today. The BJP government will have to withdraw the black farm laws.”
The Congress general secretary visited the Shakumbhari temple in Saharanpur and offered prayers for farmers, the UP Congress said in a tweet.

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