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Congress draws up detailed plan for protests against farm Bills

Thursday - September 24, 2020 11:29 pm , Category : INDIA
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Congress, which is protesting against the farm Bills passed by the Parliament, has chalked out a detailed programme of agitation, which will begin on September 26 with an online "Speak up for Farmers" campaign.
The party has also set up a "Save Farmer and Labour" committee.
On September 28, the party will organise a march from the Rajghat to the Raj Bhavan, and on October 2, the party will burn the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in each assembly segment. A signature campaign will be held from October 2 to October 31, while a state-level farmers' convention will be organised on October 10.
"BJP's anti-farmer Bills ensure the profitability of a few in exchange of the prosperity of our farmers. These Bills are a direct attack on the backbone of our nation," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, he said: "I want to make two points in the context of what happened in the Rajya Sabha... I want to ask if there was any quorum or not... 5 to 7 people asked for division in front of me, but nobody paid heed."
The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha amid an uproar by opposition members that led to eight of them being suspended from the House.
"There is no mention of MSP, no criteria for pricing... despite that you are tricking the nation by saying that we have not removed MSP," Singhvi said.

--IANS miz/vd