Jantar Mantar Protest: 14 Opposition Parties leaders along with Rahul Gandhi Visit 'Kisan Sansad' To Support Protesting Farmers

10th Aug,2021

Jantar Mantar Protest: 14 Opposition Parties leaders along with Rahul Gandhi Visit 'Kisan Sansad' To Support Protesting Farmers

Jantar Mantar Protest: MPs sitting in the Parliament were seen sitting in the audience gallery of the Kisan Sansad earlier during the day. According to reports, 14 opposition MPs, including some from the Congress, left the National Parliament today and reached Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to support the omgoing protests against the new farm bill.

All these opposition parties leaders had come to Jantar Mantar in support of ongoing protests against new farm bill passed by the Central government. The farmers welcomed these MPs and lodged them in the visitors' gallery.

At 12:30 pm today, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with some Congress MPs and MPs from several opposition parties left Parliament and boarded a bus to Jantar Mantar where farmers are protesting. Rahul Gandhi himself accompanied with the other MPs in the bus.

Jantar Mantar is where the farmers have organised 'Kisan Sansad' in protest of the new farm laws. All these 14 opposition parties and their leaders had come to extend their support to the farmers' demonstration.

MPs of Congress, DMK, NCP, Shiv Sena, RJD, Samajwadi Party, CPI (M), CPI, IUML, RSP, National Conference party attended the *Kisan Sansad* at Jantar Mantar. For about an hour, these MPs sat in the audience gallery and listened to the demands of farmers. No leader was given a place on the stage or a chance to speak, something which was Pre-Planned.

leader of the Congress Dipendra Hooda said that the Kisan Sansad is a proof of the strength of the Indian farmers. All the opposition MPs watched the proceedings of the Kisan Sansad. Once again, I demand the central government to come to Jantar Mantar and listen to the farmers' demands, he said. We would not listen to your voice or work according to your rules in the Parliament, if you would not listen and cohere to the Farmers' demands.

He said that 'An entire session of the Parliament has passed, but whenever I have tried to talk about farmers, I have been made to stay quiet. This government is anti farmers to an extent that they don't even want to listen about them.' Congress leader Shakti Singh said that the this Parliament belongs to the farmers too. He added that if any farmer visits the parliament, he too would be warmly welcomed and made to sit in the Visitors Gallery. This is farmers Parliament too. According to Congress MPs, the government is neither discussing the issue of Farmers demand in the Parliament nor allowing anyone else to speak regarding it.

Farmers' Parliament that is Kisan Sansad is being held at Jantar Mantar by United Kisan Morcha. Meanwhile, both the Houses have been in a deadlock since the monsoon session of Parliament over new agricultural laws along with a number of other issues. Aam Aadmi Party and Trinmool Congress MPs did not participate in this event today. Farmers Parliament has been running since July 19, the day since the Parliamentary session began.