Agri Bills: Rahul Gandhi interacts with farmers, not on the streets but on Zoom

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke to farmers across the country via video-conferencing and claimed that they do not have any faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

"After speaking to the farmers, this much is clear that they don't have any faith in the Modi government. Our voices are with that of our farmer brothers. Today, the whole country opposes these agriculture bills," Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

He posted a 3:32-minute video of his interaction with farmers. He spoke to farmers from different states, including Maharashtra, Bihar and Haryana.

Speaking to Wayanad MP, they claimed that these laws are against the farmers across the country.

"This Bill will neither benefit the public nor the farmers. It will only benefit the corporations," one of the farmers told the former Congress president.

Other farmers said the minimum support price (MSP) should be the part of legislation.

Watch the video here:

Rahul Gandhi's interaction with farmers comes amid protests by Opposition parties, farmers and other organisations against the agriculture Bills, which were recently passed by Parliament's monsoon session.

The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 were passed by Parliament recently by voice vote despite objection from the Opposition parties.

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