Andhra Pradesh Congress kicks off signature drive against farm laws

South India

The signature drive is aimed at collecting 10 lakh signatures as part of the Congress party's natiton-wide to collect two crore signatures. 

The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee has launched a mass campaign to mobilise public opinion against the farm laws introduced by the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

The party kicked off the campaign on the Gandhi Jayanthi Day on October 2 by collecting signatures from people opposing the farm laws.  APCC vice president G Gangadhar said  the party will mobilize at least 10 lakh signature from October 2 to October 31 as part of a nation-wide campaign by the Congress to collect two crore signature, an ANI report said.

He said that the campaign in the state will also demand withdrawal of the YSRCP government's decision to fix meters to electric pump sets in the farms.

The Congress vice-president launched the campaign after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri at the market centre in Vijayawada.

Speaking on the occasion, he condemned the arrest of senior party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi while on their way to Hathras on Thursday to meet the family of the gang-rape and murder and demanded the resignation of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

The Congress is observing Octobe r2 as 'save farmers and farm-labourers day' (with inputs from ANI)

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