Rahul Gandhi rides tractor to Parliament to protest against farm laws

Randeep Surjewala, other Congress leaders taken into preventive detention

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 26

Congress leaders on Monday protested against farm laws both inside and outside Parliament with Rahul Gandhi leading a tractor protest outside.

Gandhi rode a tractor to Parliament to make a point against farm legislations.

He was accompanied by Punjab Congress MPs and Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda.

“These laws are for a few industrialists, not for farmers. The government says nothing bad has happened to the farmers and that the farmers sitting out on protests are terrorists. But the fact is that the laws are not for the farmers. They are for a few industrialists,” Gandhi told reporters before several Congress leaders, including Randeep Surjewala and Youth Congress president BV Srinivas, were taken into preventive custody by Delhi Police for violating Section 144 of the CrPC outside Parliament.

The Congress MPs also moved adjournment notices in the Lok Sabha demanding repeal of farm laws and a discussion on farmer issues.

Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Badal and AAP MP Bhagwant Mann also moved similar notices.

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