Special Press Conference by Shri Rahul Gandhi at AICC HQ. via INC India:
It is important you understand what these three laws are.
The first law destroys the mandi system, agricultural markets of this country.
The second law allows unlimited storage of grains and makes it impossible for our farmers to negotiate price
Third law says if farmers have a grievance they cannot go to court.
It is obvious why farmers are agitated because Govt is destroying the livelihoods of our farmers, labourers and it will give a shock to the middle class when prices sky rocket
What is being done to the farmers is absolutely criminal, you are beating them, threatening them, you are trying to discredit them.
The Govt needs to talk to the farmers, give a solution and the only solution is repealing these laws
The person who has allowed this to happen should resign but there is no way he is going to resign. The BJP does not take responsibility for its actions. The whole idea is to discredit farmers
We didn’t see the relevance of going there [President’s address in Parliament] and we wanted to stand in solidarity with the farmers
We agree that the agriculture system needs reform but why are you being so stubborn.
Accept that you did it forcibly. You say you can withdraw them for a few years, why not withdraw them completely and have a discussion again in 2-3 years