Attacking Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his protest marches towards the three not too long ago handed farm legal guidelines, BJP chief and Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday stated he was taking out his yatras not for farmers however in help of “middlemen who looted the nation”.
Hitting out on the ex-Congress chief for his remarks that if his celebration is voted to energy it will abolish the farm legal guidelines, Ms Irani stated, “I believe Rahul Gandhi lives in a dream world the place he thinks he’s a king.”
When Mr Gandhi opposes the farm legal guidelines, Ms Irani requested, “does he additionally oppose the proposition that farmer might be paid inside three days of promoting their produce, that they’re free to promote them wherever within the nation and that their land can’t be used within the restoration course of in any case”.
“The actual fact is Rahul Gandhi is on Congress yatra in help of middlemen not farmers and it does not astonish anybody within the nation,” she instructed reporters right here, including the Gandhi household by no means stood for downtrodden however all the time for the “middlemen”.
“His celebration’s and particularly his household’s politics was all the time depending on the middlemen who looted the coffers of the nation,” she alleged.
She categorically stated procurements beneath the MSP regime are presently underway throughout the nation.
Evaluating the procurements of paddy in the course of the UPA and the NDA governments, she stated that in 2013-14 — when UPA was in energy — Rs 40,000 crore was spent on this, which jumped to Rs 1.4 lakh crore in 2019-20 (beneath NDA).
She stated there are lots of examples the place the Congress has not solely failed farmers, however the complete agriculture panorama of the nation.
Mr Gandhi has been taking out protest marches over the past three days towards the brand new farm legal guidelines. He had begun his ‘Kheti Bachao” yatra from Moga district on Sunday.
Capping his three days of protests, Mr Gandhi on Tuesday stated in Haryana and Punjab that his celebration is not going to enable the Centre to imperil India’s meals safety. He reiterated that the farm legal guidelines might be abolished if his celebration involves energy.