Addressing the ‘KisaanKhetMazdoor Rally’ on Sunday, Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi said that Shri Modi’shas added insult to the injuries of farmers by bringing the Land Ordinance.
“Modi government’s attitude is totally against the farmers, the helpless and the poor. We are not going to allow the interests of farmers and laborers to be crushed in this manner,” said Smt. Gandhi. She added that people of India have understood his hollow promises and the real designs behind them.
Congress President said Shri Modi’s government made minimal increase in the Minimum Support Price and did away with the bonus on farmers’ crops. “There is a huge gap between the words and the deeds of the Prime Minister and the BJP,” said Smt. Gandhi.
“See the callousness of Shri Modi’s government,while on one hand farmers’ crops have been damaged because of unseasonal rains and hailstorms, the announcement of relief made by his government amounts to virtually nothing. Also, funding to schemes started by the UPA government has been cut down,” she added.
Attacking Shri Modi, Congress President said the BJP government has misled the farmers and provisions that were designed to safeguard the interests of farmers have been done away with, to benefit industrialists and builders.
Smt. Gandhi promised to fight for the farmers’ cause without making any compromises.“Shri Modi’s government’s attitude is totally against the farmers, the helpless and the poor. We have got new energy today and we will fight for the poor and the weak,” said the Congress President.
She added that farmers have gathered at the Kisaan rally of the Congress party today to convey a clear message to Modi-government, that its now enough.
“We will not allow those forces to succeed, who want to destroy the legacy of our freedom. We will fight without any fear against such forces. We might be out of power but we will not allow any leniency in our efforts in this direction,”said Smt. Gandhi.