Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has asked party members, especially the kisan (farmer) cell, to raise the issues related to farmers and their plight during the lockdown. Pursuant to this instruction, Kisan Congress has carried out a campaign to connect with the farmers at every level in the country
The cell mobilised a massive social media campaign to raise the issues of farmers. More than 2.5 lakh tweets marked the social media campaign in support of farmers.
Kissan Congress made five demands from the Modi government: 1. Rid farmers of debts; 2. Ensuring purchase of products from farmers; 3. An amount of Rs 10,000 per month be given to farmers till next harvesting; 4. Health insurance for farmers and 5. Rs 20 as subsidy on diesel for farmers.
It wrote several letters to the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, and Agriculture Minister, raising these demands. It even held a small peaceful demonstration in front of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar’s residence and met him where he was urged to pay special attention to the issues of farmers
Kisan Congress recently launched the “Kisan Ki Pukar, Nahi Sun Rahi Sarkaar, Mahamahim ko Guhaar”, under which a nationwide two-day programme was held by the cell as part of which it submitted a memorandum to district collectors of their areas. Kisan Congress delegates also went to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit memorandum.
After Nana Patole was appointed the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Rahul Gandhi handed over the responsibility of Kisan Congress to Surender Solanki.