Rahul Gandhi leads Congress march to Rashtrapati Bhavan against farm laws

Rahul Gandhi is marching along with a delegation of Congress leaders to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and submit a memorandum seeking annulment of the farm laws.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is marching along with a delegation of party leaders to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, and submit a memorandum seeking annulment of the farm laws. The petition is signed by nearly 2 crore farmers and farm labourers from across the country.

The Congress delegation comprises leaders in both Houses of Parliament and senior party members.

A video posted by the party on Twitter this morning showed an assembly of leaders at the Congress headquarters ahead of the march. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Randeep Singh Surjewala were among those present. Pictures of trucks loaded with boxes of signed petitions were also shared.

Ahead of their march, the Delhi Police imposed Section 144 at 24, Akbar Road, where the party’s office is situated.

“Today is a big day in the fight for farmers’ justice… Those who feed will win, and arrogant Modi will lose,” Surjewala tweeted.

“Congress party leaders led by Rahul Gandhi ji are taking the struggle of farmers today to the Hon’ble President of India seeking his intervention to annul the anti-farmer laws. An appeal signed by around 2 crore farmers and farm labourers from across the nation would be submitted,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.

Lakhs of farmers are camping at Delhi’s borders, demanding a repeal of the three contentious laws.

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