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Congress to observe Kisan Adhikar Diwas on Oct 31

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Stepping up its support to the farmers in the wake of enactment of three contentious agriculture-related central laws, the Congress on Friday said it would observe October 31 — the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and death anniversary of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi — as ‘Kisan Adhikar Diwas’.

Party’s state leaders and activists will hold ‘satyagraha’ between 10 am and 4 pm at district headquarters to protest against the farm laws brought forth by the Narendra Modi government.

“During the ‘satyagraha’, party leaders will highlight the special contribution of independent India’s first Union Home Minister Sardar Patel to the farmers’ cause and their rights, particularly in the context of Bardoli farmers movement and how the Modi government is blatantly attacking what the Sardar fought for, as also undoing the ‘Green Revolution’ ushered in by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that made India self-sufficient in food,” said AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal.

Several Congress-led state governments have been in the process of passing laws to negate the central farm laws.

The Punjab assembly has already passed a Bill in this regard and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is scheduled to meet the President along with state MLAs to request him to give assent to the proposed law passed by the Assembly.

Singh on Thursday appealed to all state MLAs to accompany him to meet the President on November 4 to request him to accord speedy assent to the Bill.

–IANS

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