February 3, 2021, 5:01 PM

While addressing an All India Congress Committee (AICC) media briefing at party headquarters in Delhi, on Wednesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Centre’s proposal to postpone the implementation of the three farm laws for two years.

“Farmers are the strength of India. Suppressing them, beating them and threatening them is not the government’s job. Their job is to talk to them and find a solution to their problems,” he said.
“Prime Minister is saying that offer is still on the table to postpone laws for two years. What does it mean? Either you believe that you need to get rid of the laws or you don’t,” he added.
The Congress MP further presented his views on the privatisation of government entities that were present in the Union Budget on Monday.
"I had expected from the Budget that the government will provide support to 99% of India's population. But this Budget is that of the 1% population. You snatched away money from people in the small and medium industry, workers, farmers, forces and put it in the pockets of five to ten people," he said.
"India needs to put money in the hands of its people. Because if we want to restart our economy, it will only be through consumption. It is not possible from the supply side," Gandhi added.
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