Mandya: Karnataka Congress state chief DK Shivakumar, who is fishing in troubled waters due to the cases under APMC Act and the Land Acquisition Act against him, has claimed that two crore citizens are opposing the Farm Bills.

The new law proposed by the Central and state BJP governments, has irked many farmers’ protests across states.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar announced that two crore citizens of the state will collect signatures against the anti-farmer policies of the two governments. Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former President Rahul Gandhi are also in the fray and will be Bengaluru, said Shivakumar.

Speaking at the farmers' rally against the anti-farmer policies of the Centre and state BJP governments on Saturday (October 10), Shivakumar said, “The government was going to sell the land in the state to the land mafia. The amendment has facilitated black money holders to convert it into white money. The aim is to collect the signatures of 2 crore people and send them to the President being the voice of the peasants in Mandya.”

He also called on activists to be responsible for collecting so many people's signatures and mobile numbers.

Moreover, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will be arriving in Bengaluru next month, adding to their strength. Shivakumar said that this is a struggle for the bring justice to the farmers and everyone is requested to join hands.