Amidst a crowd of thousands and an array of prominent opposition leaders, Congress President Rahul Gandhi talked at the Kisan Mukti March about the unemployment of youth and the future of India’s farmers.
He said that if Prime Minister Narendra Modi could forgive the debts of 15 industrialists, he is honour-bound to do so for its farmers too.
Congress President said, “When 3.5 lakh crore of loans of the biggest industrialists of the nation can be waived off by the Modi government, then the loans of millions of farmers will also have to be waived off”.
Thousands of farmers, including members of Kisan Mukti Morcha, from across the country have gathered on day two of the protest to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce. In view of the large-scale agitation, security has been beefed up in the area.
Over 3,500 police personnel have deployed to ensure security at the event. As many as 850 police personnel, up to the rank of sub-inspectors, have been deployed in the Central district. They will be augmented by the presence of 12 police companies, including two of women, comprising 75-80 personnel each.