Parliament Budget Session 2021 Highlights: This Is India's Protest, Farmers Are Just Leading The Way: Rahul Gandhi In Lok Sabha

The three farm laws allow industrialists to buy unlimited quantity of foodgrains and hoard them, Mr Gandhi alleged, adding the laws will destroy India's food security system and hurt rural economy.

Parliament Budget Session 2021 Highlights: This Is India's Protest, Farmers Are Just Leading The Way: Rahul Gandhi In Lok Sabha

The farm laws will destroy India's food security system, Rahul Gandhi said.

New Delhi:

Hitting out at the government over the farm laws in the Lok Sabha, Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi said the intent of the laws is to end the mandi system and the Essential Commodities Act.

The three farm laws allow industrialists to buy unlimited quantity of food grains and hoard them, Mr Gandhi alleged, adding the laws will destroy India's food security system and hurt rural economy.

"This is not a farmers' agitation but of the country, the farmers only showing the way. Government will have to repeal the laws," he said.

Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Rajya Sabha that through sustained talks, both Indian and China have reached an agreement for disengagement on the north and west bank of Pangong Lake.

"It has also been agreed to convene the next meeting of the Senior Commanders within 48 hours after the complete disengagement in the Pangong Lake area so as to address and resolve all other remaining issues," the Defence Minister said.

As per the agreement reached by the two sides, India and China will withdraw the forward deployment in a phased and coordinated manner, the Defence Minister said.

Lok Sabha has witnessed "record productivity" over the past two days following resolution of logjam over the demand by opposition parties for a separate discussion on the new farm laws that had caused repeated disruptions last week.

Here are the Highlights on Parliament Budget Session 2021:

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"You Will Lose In The End, That Is Certain": Rahul Gandhi On Farm Laws

"You all feel that this is a farmers' protest, but you all are very wrong. This is India's protest... the farmers are just leading the way, Congress leader Rahul said in the Lok Sabha.

"The farmers and labourers of this nation will destroy you. You will never win against them. The farmers will not move an inch back... you will have to repeal these laws. You will lose in the end, that is certain," he said.
Feb 11, 2021 17:51 (IST)
Agriculture Laws Will "Ruin Farmers": Rahul Gandhi In Lok Sabha

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the government over the contentious farm laws, saying they will "ruin the farmers" and have a devastating impact on the country's rural economy.

"These will finish the middlemen, ruin the farmers, have a devastating effect on small shopkeepers, small businessmen... it will be a massive blow to small and medium enterprise... and India's rural economy will be destroyed," he said.

" India will not be able to generate growth, generate jobs... all because the backbone of our nation will have been destroyed for the saying of 'Hum do, aur humaare do' and their benefit," he said.
Feb 11, 2021 17:45 (IST)
Government Wants To Break Backbone Of India By Breaking The Farmer: Rahul Gandhi

"The intent of the government is clear -- They want to break the backbone of India by breaking the farmer, labourer, small shop owners, middleman, and feed the pieces to these friends -- the top industrialists, Rahul Gandhi said in Lok Sabha
Feb 11, 2021 17:36 (IST)
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Slams Government Over Farm Laws In Lok Sabha

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on farm laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, the contents of the farm laws is to end mandis and the Essential Commodities Act.

"The contents of the first farm law is to finish off mandis. The contents of the second farm law is to end the Essential Commodities Act. The contents of the third farm law is to ensure that when a farmer goes to sell his produce to the richest industrialist of the country, the farmer will not be allowed to go to a court of law in case his deal is not met," he said.
Feb 11, 2021 17:28 (IST)
Feb 11, 2021 17:25 (IST)
Both Sides Will Cease Forward Deployments In A Phased, Coordinated Manner: Rajnath Singh On Ladakh Standoff

Speaking on the Ladakh standoff in the Lok Sabha Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the agreement that they have been able to reach with the Chinese side for disengagement in Pangong lake area envisages that both sides will cease their forward deployments in a phased, coordinated and verified manner.
Feb 11, 2021 17:22 (IST)
Armed Forces Proved Yet Again That Their Grit And Determination Is Unwavering: Defence Minister In Lok Sabha

"It's because of this bravery of our Armed Forces in harsh adverse climatic conditions that we maintained the edge. Our Armed Forces proved yet again that territorial integrity of our country remains safe in their hands and their grit and determination is unwavering," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha.
Feb 11, 2021 17:17 (IST)
Feb 11, 2021 17:10 (IST)
Defence Minister Speaks On ''Present Situation In Eastern Ladakh'' In Lok Sabha
Feb 11, 2021 15:54 (IST)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar To Meet PM Modi At Parliament Today

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament at 4 PM today, informed Janata Dal (United) Lok Sabha MP from Nalanda, Kaushlendra Kumar.

This comes two days after the Chief Minister expanded his cabinet.

The JD(U) Chief had told news agency ANI on Wednesday that there was no problem regarding cabinet expansion and ministers were inducted based on recommendations of parties in the ruling alliance.

Mr Kumar, who is in the national capital, also said there has been no discussion on the induction of JD(U) nominees in the union cabinet.
Feb 11, 2021 15:36 (IST)
Defence Minister To Make Statement On ''Present Situation In Eastern Ladakh'' In Lok Sabha

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will make a statement on ''present situation in Eastern Ladakh'' in Lok Sabha at 5 PM today.

"Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh will make a statement on ''Present Situation in Eastern Ladakh'' in Lok Sabha at 5.00 PM today," Office of the Raksha Mantri tweeted.

Earlier today, the Defence Minister informed the Rajya Sabha that through sustained talks, both Indian and China have reached an agreement for disengagement on the north and south bank of Pangong Lake.

Feb 11, 2021 15:33 (IST)
Feb 11, 2021 11:50 (IST)

I would like House to join me in paying gratitude to armed forces who have shown grit, resolve in harsh climatic conditions of Ladakh: Rajnath Singh
Feb 11, 2021 11:49 (IST)

China is aware of India's resolve to protect sovereignty of the country: Rajnath Singh on disengagement pact.
Feb 11, 2021 11:49 (IST)

I would like to inform House there are still some outstanding issues regarding deployment, patrolling on LAC: Rajnath Singh on Ladakh.
Feb 11, 2021 11:48 (IST)

I want to assure this House that we have not lost anything: Rajnath Singh on pact with China on disengagement in Pangong lake areas.
Feb 11, 2021 11:47 (IST)

Both sides will withdraw forward deployment in phased, verified manner: Rajnath Singh on pact with China on disengagement in Pangong lake.
Feb 11, 2021 11:47 (IST)

We have agreed on a disengagement plan with China for North and South Pangong lake: Rajnath Singh
Feb 11, 2021 11:46 (IST)

Adequate and effective counter deployments have been made by our armed forces in terms of India's security: Rajnath Singh
Feb 11, 2021 11:45 (IST)

Indian armed forces dealt with situation in eastern Ladakh effectively and maintained their edge: Rajnath Singh.
Feb 11, 2021 11:45 (IST)

India always conveyed to China that border issues can be resolved through talks: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Feb 11, 2021 11:44 (IST)

We have agreed that both sides should achieve complete disengagement at the earliest: Rajnath Singh on disengagement pact with China.
Feb 11, 2021 11:44 (IST)

Implementation of disengagement agreement started Wednesday in North and South Bank of Pangong lake: Rajnath Singh on eastern Ladakh.
Feb 11, 2021 10:58 (IST)
India had never accepted China's unjustified claims in Ladakh: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said India had never accepted China's unjustified claims and it had always said bilateral relations could be maintained only with efforts from both sides.