New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and chief of the Haryana Congress Kumari Selja on Sunday alleged that the state government is conspiring to create obstacles in the visit of party leader Rahul Gandhi to the state to express support to protests by farmers against the farm sector laws passed in Parliament.
Ahead of the visit by Rahul Gandhi to Haryana as part of his ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ to Punjab and Haryana, Ms Selja said, ‘the state government has been taken aback by Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Haryana and us conspiring to create obstacles in his visit to the state. However, the Haryana Congress will ensure that Mr Rahul Gandhi comes to Haryana to share the pain of farmers. The state Congress will give Rahul a warm welcome on his arrival in Haryana.’
Terming the farm sector laws as ‘anti farmers’, Selja said, ‘through these black laws, the BJP government wants to destroy the means of survival of the farmers. The government is favouring capitalists. This has why we have invited Mr Rahul Gandhi in Haryana to support the farmers and labourers in their protest against the laws.’
Meanwhile, ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the state, the office-bearers of the Haryana Congress, including Selja and state Congress in-charge Vivek Bansal held a meeting in Delhi on the arrangements for Mr Gandhi’s visit. The meeting is being attended by MPs and MLAs of the Haryana Congress, formers MPs and MLAs.
Rahul left from 10 Janpath residence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday for the three-day yatra.
During his three-day Kheti Bachaao Yatra through Punjab and Haryana, Rahul Gandhi will hold public meetings and tractor rallies.
Congress has been protesting against the passage of the farm sector laws in Parliament, describing them as ‘anti-farmer’.