Rahul Gandhi held mahapanchayat in Rajasthan to surround the Modi government on the issue of agricultural laws. Addressing to the ‘Kisaan Mahapanchayat’ in Hanumangarh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said , “the food security of this country, the soul of this country is protected by the farmers and the business of agriculture.
Congress party has been trying to never let the business of farming go into the hands of one person. It has been our goal that this business should remain the occupation of 40% of the people of India.
Regarding the agricultural law, Rahul Gandhi said, “the first agricultural law says that any big businessman can buy as much grain from any farmer anywhere in the country. What is the need of the market then? Therefore,the first law is the law to abolish mandi. The second law says that any industrialist can store vegetables, grains, fruits for as long as he wants. Meaning this person will be able to control the price. As soon as this second law comes into force, hoarding by billionaires will start in India.”
Rahul said, “when the same company will sell all the fruits and vegetables of the country, then what will happen to small traders today? All these people will become unemployed. This is not an attack on an invasion of farmers, it is an attack on 40 percent of the people of India. If these three laws are implemented, then the farmer losts, but even the small traders will lost and 40 percent of the people of India will become unemployed.”