Rahul Gandhi has posters burnt, black flags shown, convoy stopped in Rajasthan

13th February 2021

13th February 2021

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saw his posters being burnt and slogans being raised by thousands of farmers when he visited Rajasthan on Friday. 

Rahul Gandhi was in the state, run by his Congress party, against the three farm laws. But his convoy was stopped, posters destroyed and black flags shown. 

On the first day of his two-day visit, Rahul addressed rallies in Pilibanga and Sri Ganganagar. 

A farmer, Jaiveer, told Republic TV: “We are into the agitation against the farm laws from the past three months. But here you should call it a Congress rally. You are hoisting Kisan flags and fooling us? When we held a march on November 1 against the laws, it was your government which didn’t allow us to enter Jaipur.

“You are saying BJP government doesn’t allow to enter Delhi, then how is your government different?

"We wanted to speak to Rahul Gandhi. The authorities first agreed to our demands but dint let us meet him later. And he (Rahul Gandhi) childishly walked away without meeting us. So we tore his posters and we will do it again," he said.

When asked about the blag flags shown to Rahul Gandhi, the farmer said: “Why wouldn’t we show black flags. Does he think we are fools? We are opposing Narendra Modi over the farm laws doesn’t mean we are your supporters.”

Another farmer said they don't want to speak with farmers they only wanted to gather a crowd in their political rally. The farmers alleged that Congress wanted to gain political advantage in the name of farmers' protest.



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