‘Time to take sides…’: Rahul Gandhi tweets as farmers protest weakens at Delhi borders


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File photograph: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering throughout go to to Tamil Nadu.

Amid heightened police presence at Singhu and Ghazipur borders to get them vacated of the farmers who’re agitating towards the brand new agricultural legal guidelines, Congress Common Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday alleged that farmers are being threatened.

In a collection of tweets in Hindi, she mentioned, “From midnight yesterday there was a effort to complete the agitation by pressure, as we speak the farmers on the Ghazipur and Singhu borders are being threatened. That is towards democratic norms. The Congress will stand with the farmers on this battle. Those that need to break them are traitors…”

“Strict motion ought to be taken towards violent parts, however the entire nation is behind these farmers who’re agitating peacefully.”

Her brother and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet in Hindi, mentioned, “Time has come to take sides. My resolution is evident. I’m siding with democracy and the farmers and their peaceable protest.”

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The feedback got here after the Uttar Pradesh authorities has ordered the district administrations to get all of the farmers protest web site on the state’s borders with Delhi vacated, officers mentioned on Thursday.

The orders got here two days after violence throughout the ‘Kisan Gantantra parade’ on the event of the Republic Day at a number of places within the nationwide capital.

On the Singhu border, the protesters tenting on the web site have been cornered to a delegated space close to the central stage, whereas the important thing routes connecting Delhi and Haryana across the border had been blocked on Thursday.

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