Highlights:

  • The Congress party will celebrate the repealing of the three farm laws with ‘Kisan Vijay Diwas’.
  • The announcement came after, BJP-led government decided to nullify the three contentious farm laws passed earlier this year.
  • In an official statement by Congress, the party welcomed the decision and asked its local state units to conduct rallies and organise related political programmes

The Congress party will celebrate the repealing of the three farm laws by celebrating ‘Kisan Vijay Diwas’ nationwide. They will commemorate the consistent and ‘spirited’ protest of the farmers against the ‘flawed decisions’ of the central government. It will be taking place on November 20, Saturday.

The announcement came after, BJP-led government decided to nullify the three contentious farm laws passed earlier this year. After rigorous, yearlong protests from thousands of farmers against the three laws, the government decided to repeal them.

In an official statement by Congress, the party welcomed the decision and asked its local state units to conduct rallies and organise related political programmes across the country tomorrow. All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal instructed all state units to organise Kisan Vijay Diwas rallies and candle marches at the state, district, and block levels on Saturday.

Calling the three repealed laws as ‘Draconian’, Venugopal in a letter to party chiefs in states said that eradicating the laws was a victory for farmers and that it is a positive result of farmers’ protests, their sacrifices and ‘year-long uncompromising fight of a united opposition led by the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi.’

Congress leaders will visit the families of the 700 farmers who have deceased during the protest and will lead candle marches and rallies for the lost lives. “Let us extensively organise programmes to join the nation in observing this as a historic victory of the farmers,” Venugopal said.

“Mark the victory of the farmers’ struggle by visiting families of shaheed farmers in our areas. This collective victory over evil is humbly dedicated to all the ‘annadatas’ of our country,” he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation, said that the government has decided to repeal all three farm laws. The procedure will begin at the Parliament session of the month. He urged the farmers to return home to their families and start afresh. The Farmers’ protest against the three agricultural laws was continuing since they were passed by the Centre in 2020.

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