Rahul Gandhi Leads Tractor Rally In Kerala To Protest In opposition to Farm Legal guidelines
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi led a rally of round 200 tractors in Kerala’s Wayanad in the present day to protest in opposition to the centre’s farm legal guidelines and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the farmers’ protests within the nation.
“We have pop stars commenting on situation of the farmers, but not the Prime Minister,” the Congress chief, who reached his parliamentary constituency Wayanad forward of the upcoming Kerala meeting elections, mentioned after the six-km lengthy tractor rally between Thrikkaipatta to Muttil.
“I have said this in the Parliament — Hum do, Hamare do (we two, and two of ours). Two people in the government, partnering with two people outside the government. Idea is very simple that these four people must control the Indian agriculture. Their idea is that farmers must sell their produce directly to these businesses,” Mr Gandhi mentioned.
In Kerala, the ruling Left authorities led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the Congress-led opposition United Democratic Entrance have strongly opposed the centre’s new farm legal guidelines.
Nevertheless, Rahul Gandhi hit out on the ruling celebration whereas criticising the draft notification of the centre on the Eco-Delicate Zone (ESZ) — a buffer zone round protected areas like Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
“I also wish to raise the issue of a buffer zone which is going to cause tremendous hardships to people here. I wrote to the central government and asked questions in the parliament (over the issue). We were shocked when the Union minister said that the Kerala government has recommended to do so. I am also told that the centre is willing to reconsider the draft, if the state government changes its position,” the Wayanad MP mentioned.
As protests emerged in Wayanad over the draft ESZ, Chief Minister Vijayan earlier this month wrote a letter to PM Modi looking for his intervention.
“The state government, after considering the genuine concerns of the people living in the nearby areas of the wildlife sanctuary, submitted an amended proposal for the draft notification. According to this amended proposal for draft notification, the extent of the eco-sensitive zone measures to 88.2 sqkm. The present draft notification issued by MoEFCC has notified 118.59sqkm around Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone,” Mr Vijayan advised the PM.