Congress slammed BJP for assault on farmers

News Desk: As the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s new farm laws completed 100 days, the Congress on Saturday said the period was a “black chapter” in India’s democracy for the treatment meted out to the protesters and also marked 100 days of the ruling BJP’s “arrogance”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre over the farmers’ protest and said nails were laid at Delhi’s borders for those, whose sons risk their lives at the country’s borders.

His attack came after the farmers’ agitation completed 100 days with the protesting union leaders asserting that their movement is far from over and they are “going strong”.

In a tweet in Hindi, Mr Gandhi said, “Whose sons risk their lives at the country”s borders, for them nails have been laid at the borders of Delhi. ”Annadaatas” demand their rights, government commits atrocities.”

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also hit out at the Centre in a tweet in Hindi.

She said, “100 days of farmers” struggle, of fight for rights, of respect for ”annadaatas”, of the path shown by Gandhiji, Sardar (Vallabhbhai) Patel, Nehruji, (Lal Bahadur) Shastriji, Shaheed Bhagat Singh.”

With the hashtag ”100DaysOfBJParrogance”, she said, “100 days of BJP government’s arrogance, of assault on farmers, of lies and scorn for farmers.”