Congress MP Rahul Gandhi launched a countering attack to the centre where he talked about the farmer protests and the contentious farm bills. He said that ‘Let us discuss the content and intent of farm laws. The content of the 1st farm law is to end the mandis. The 2nd law will allow hoarding by amending the Essential Commodities Act’, he further added that the 3rd law does not allow farmers to approach court in case of a dispute.
Rahul Gandhi also added that ‘Without concentrating on the MSMEs, without empowering the rural economy, the employment opportunities cannot be increased. This is not farmers' protest; this is India's protest against the Government’.
Rahul Gandhi said, "Government is leaving farmers with 3 options – starvation, unemployment, suicide".
Union Minister Joshi Pralhad also responded by saying, 'Rahul Gandhi should restrict his speech to budget'.
Massive debate erupts in the Lok Sabha.