New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Ravneet Singh Bittu of the Punjab Congress and Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Akali Dal were seen debating three agricultural laws outside Parliament this morning, a day after the government showed opposition unity against the government.
Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu taunted Harsimrat Kaur Badal, saying, “When he was a minister, the Union Cabinet passed the bill. You resigned later. They (Akali Dal) are acting.” He resigned as Union Minister last year in protest of the government’s new agriculture law, which sparked widespread protests.
In response, Harsimrat Kaur Badal said, “Please ask him where Rahul Gandhi was when all this was happening. This party (Congress) came out of the house to help pass the bill. He has to stop lying.”
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The clash between the two leaders was caught on camera. The Akali Dal is protesting outside the parliament over the controversial law in the monsoon session.
When a journalist asked a Congress MP if the opposition was not united against the government, he said, “What is unity? They (Akali Dal) have passed the bill. It’s been five days, please ask him what his party is.” Where is the main Sukhbir Singh Badal? “
His argument was in stark contrast to the pictures of Tuesday morning’s breakfast rush meeting, where Rahul Gandhi was seen meeting opposition leaders and discussing parliamentary strategy on agricultural legislation, Pegasus, fuel price hikes and more. This was the second meeting of the opposition led by Rahul Gandhi in a week.
Farmers have been protesting near the Delhi border since November last year, demanding repeal of the agriculture law passed in September last year. They say their income will suffer if the law is implemented. After several rounds of talks, the stalemate between the protesters and the government was not resolved.
A large number of these farmers are from Punjab. Where the ruling Congress and the Akali Dal will stand against each other in next year’s state elections.
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