Rahul Gandhi says PM wants to ‘hand over’ agriculture business to his ‘two friends’
On Saturday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to “hand over” the entire agriculture business to his “two friends”.
The former Congress chief addressed farmers in a tractor rally at Rupangarh in Rajasthan on Saturday. He said that 40% people of the country are stakeholders of the farming business.
Though Gandhi did not name anyone but he said, “It is the business of 40% people, which includes farmers, small and medium businessmen, traders, labourers. Narendra Modi wants to give this entire business to his two friends. This is the objective of the farm laws.”
Gandhi alleged that the farm laws implementation will cause unemployment. He said, “Narendra Modi said that he is giving options. Yes, he has given: hunger, unemployment and suicide. He wants to talk to farmers but they won’t until laws are repealed.”
He further added, “Agriculture belongs to ‘Bharat Mata’, not industrialist.”
— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2021
The congress leader wore a Rajasthani safa or turban and reached the rally venue driving a tractor. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra sat with him on both sides of the tractor. They were accompanied by AICC general secretary Ajay Maken and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot.
Gandhi stood on a platform made of two tractor trolleys and spoke to the farmers in Rupangarh. The farmers on the other hand, sat or stood on tractor trolleys around the platform. The venue, Roopangarh has been strategically chosen for a number of reasons. It will allow farmers from neighbouring districts to converge.
From Friday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is on a two day visit to Rajasthan. He visited Veer Tejaji Maharaj Temple in Ajmer and he plans to hold meetings during his visit.