Punjab Congress MPs wear black gowns to protest against farm laws

New Delhi, February 1

Punjab Congress MPs Jasbir Singh Gill and Gurjit Singh Aujla wore black gowns to protest against the farm laws on budget day and held posters proclaiming ‘I am also farmer’ as the farmers’ protests at the Delhi borders continued into February without any breakthrough.

The Congress has upped the ante on the issue of the farm laws with former party chief Rahul Gandhi demanding early solutions and warning that the protests might spread further. The Congress is demanding the repeal of the farm laws.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the all-party meeting on Saturday had reiterated that the government’s proposal of suspending the laws still stood.

The Prime Minister said the government is approaching the farmers’ issue with an open mind.

Modi stressed that Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had said that he is just a phone call away for talks.

Modi referred to the violence in Delhi on January 26 and said that the law would take its own course. IANS

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