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Farmers Fighting For Their Rights Against Powerful Forces: Rahul Gandhi

Mumbai: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, on the occasion of Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Magha Bihu, wished the farmers who were protesting against the central agricultural laws and traps of the country.

The Wayand MP offered “special wishes” stating that “our Kisan-Mazdoors are fighting for their rights against powerful forces”.

“Harvest season is a time of joy and celebrations. Happy Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu, Bhogi, and Uttarayan! Special prayers and wishes for our Kisan-Mazdoors who are fighting for their rights against powerful forces,” Gandhi tweeted.

As Congress leaders are scheduled to arrive in Tamil Nadu today to start the party’s election campaign for the upcoming assembly elections, they will participate in Madurai’s traditional bullying game – ‘Jallikattu’ and celebrate Pongal with the people of Tamil Nadu.

“Happy Pongal to all. I am coming to Tamil Nadu today to celebrate Pongal with you. I am participating in the Jallikattu festival in Madurai,” he tweeted in Tamil.

Gandhi is also scheduled to visit Coimbatore on January 23 and 24. Assembly polls are due in Tamil Nadu in April-May 2021. Pongal is a four-day harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God.

To mark the festival, the Pongal sweet dish is prepared and is first offered to the Gods and Goddesses followed, sometimes, with an offering to cows

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