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Congress fighting to protect farmer rights

Panjim: South Goa District Congress President Joseph Dias on Saturday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was busy in pleasing crony capitalist friends of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hence three laws had been brought which were completely against farmers.

Speaking at Anti-Farmers’ Protest held at Lohia Maidan here, he said,”Congress Party has launched nationwide protests today and we are committed to protect farmers’ rights.’ The anti-people BJP is living in Virtual World of glorifying Narendra Modi and hence can’t hear the cries of poor farmers.”

The protests were organised as nationwide campaign of Congress Party to oppose anti-farmers laws and policies of BJP Government.

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Vice President M K Shaikh said, ”Congress Party created projects like Railways, Telecommunications, Roadways after Independence and worked hard to develop connectivity all across the country. It is during Congress regime that ” Green Revolution” and “White Revolution” took place which boosted the agriculture sector and energised the farmers.”

”The oldest ally of BJP from Punjab Akali Dal has now resigned from NDA protesting against the new Farm Law. The BJP needs to introspect on the same and learn lessons.”Congress Vice President Altino Gomes said.
PCC General Secretary Subhash Faldessai said Congress party was committed to fight for the rights of poor and common man and would fight more aggressively in the days ahead to bring justice to the people.

The protest was attended by various GPCC members, District Committee members, Block Presidents and Congress Workers.

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