Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today claimed that democracy is going through its toughest phase in the country over the recently passed agricultural laws, dealing with coronavirus outbreak, economic recession and alleged atrocities against Scheduled Castes.
Addressing a meeting of the party’s new general secretaries and state in-charges – in the name of a recent reshuffle – Mrs Gandhi said “a conspiracy has been hatched to defeat the benefit of ‘Green Revolution'”.
Farmers of Punjab – where the Green Revolution took place under the Congress government in the 60s and 90s, have been extremely upset about the new agricultural laws of the decade of laws, which would allow them to circumvent weekly markets and sell directly to large corporates. Huh.
“Gandhi laborers, small laborers and small farmers, leased laborers and petty shopkeepers are undergoing livelihoods and livelihoods of crores. It is our sole duty to join hands to thwart this horrific conspiracy,” Mrs Gandhi reported said. Agency Press Trust of India.
Mrs Gandhi said the country was pushed into the “abyss” of the coronovirus epidemic by the “sheer ineptitude” and “mismanagement” of the BJP government, and accused it of being a “mute spectator” to the misery of migrant laborers.
Mrs Gandhi said, “The truth is that within 21 days a prime minister who promised to defeat Corona has relinquished his and the government’s responsibility to the citizens.”
The Congress chief also attacked the government in what he called a “free-fall” of the economy, which has never been seen before.
He said, “Today the youth have no jobs. Nearly 14 crore jobs have been lost. Small and medium businesses, small shopkeepers and other small enterprises are closing at an unprecedented pace, yet an uncontrolled government remains a mute spectator.” . “
Atrocities against Dalits, meanwhile, have reached a “new territory”, Sonia Gandhi said.
“The voices of repressed families are being suppressed by state agencies. Is this the new ‘Raj Dharma’?” He questioned.
The Congress is planning several protests against the anti-farmer, anti-women, anti-labor and anti-poor policies of the BJP-led government.
The first of these – against the anti-farmer and anti-worker legislators and in favor of the justice fight of a 20-year-old man from Hathras who died after brutal atrocities and alleged gang rape – the party will mark 31 October as “Farmers’ Day As stated, Congress.
The day marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, which the BJP counts as one of its icons and is the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The Congress said in a statement, “On this day, Satyagraha and fasting (fasting) will be held at every district headquarters between 10 am and 4 pm.”