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Controversial farm laws: Rahul Gandhi will travel to Punjab today, participate in a tractor rally

October 04, 2020 09:24 AM

New Delhi, October 4, 2020
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will travel to Punjab today to participate in a protest against the new controversial farm laws.

He will also be holding a tractor rally as a part of the first day's schedule of the three-day Yatra along with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and other party leaders.

At 11 AM, Mr Gandhi is scheduled to hold a public meeting and launch a signature campaign at Badhni Kalan in Moga district,  He will then lead a "tractor rally" from Badhni Kalan to Jatpura.  Rahul Gandhi will conclude the yatra at Jatpura, Ludhiana, where he will hold a public meeting at 3 pm.

Rahul Gandhi's visit to Punjab comes days after Amarinder Singh held a sit-in against the farm laws.

Punjab and several other states have witnessed fierce protests by farmers in the last week over the three laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill - that were cleared by the President on last Sunday.

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