NewDelhi: The Congress party on Saturday announced that January 15 will be celebrated as 'Kisan Adhikar Diwas' and that they will hold protests outside Governor houses across the country to show support towards protesting farmers. "Why is the government not fulfilling its duties towards people? The government is sold out to few capitalists," Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala said.
The Congress has asked the Centre why it wants farmer groups opposed to the three new farm laws to move the Supreme Court. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should resign if he is "not competent enough" to make or repeal laws, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said. "People have elected this government and not the Supreme Court," he added.
4th person dies by suicide at protest against Centre's farm laws
A 39-year-old farmer died by suicide at Delhi's Singhu border on Saturday during protests against the Centre's three farm laws. He is the fourth person to take his own life at the protests. Baljeet Singh, convenor of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha's IT Cell, said the farmer consumed poison, collapsed in front of other farmers and was rushed to the hospital.