Congress launches social media campaign to muster support for agitating farmers

Congress launches social media campaign to muster support for agitating farmers

The Congress on Monday launched a social media campaign to muster support for the farmers protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws with party leader Rahul Gandhi saying, when farmers raise their voice, it resonates across the country. “The Modi government has persecuted the farmer – first it brought black laws and then used lathis against them, but it forgot that when the farmer raises his voice, it resonates throughout the country. You also raise your voice against the exploitation of farmers and join the #SpeakUpForFarmers campaign,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

“The farmer of the country has come to Delhi in the cold, leaving his home and fields, to voice his protest against the black agriculture laws. In this battle of truth and untruth, with whom do you stand – the ‘Annadata’ (food-giving) farmer or the PM’s capitalist friends,” Gandhi said in another tweet.

The former Congress chief said wherever these farmers are protesting, the people and Congress workers should stand in their support and provide them food. “The question is why is the farmer out on the roads, traveling thousands of kilometers and is stalling traffic. PM Modi says the three farm laws are in favor of the farmer, but if these laws are in the farmer’s favor, why is he not happy and why is he protesting,” asked the Congress leader. “These laws are for Narendra Modi’s two-three friends and are aimed at stealing from the farmers. That is why we all have to together stand with the strength of India – the farmer,” he said.