Farmers have lost faith in the Modi government, says Rahul

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said farmers have lost faith in the Modi government as there is a difference between its deeds and actions.

This government wants to benefit its “friends” by attacking the lives and livelihood of farmers, Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the Centre over three agriculture bills passed in the Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha has passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, the Farmers” Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, which seek to promote barrier-free inter-state and intra-state trade in agricultural produce. These will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

In a tweet in Hindi, Gandhi said, “Farmers have lost faith in the Modi government as there has been a difference in their deeds and actions right from the start – demonetisation, wrong GST and heavy tax on diesel. Awakened farmers know that with the agriculture bills, the Modi government will increase trade of its ”friends” and will attack the livelihood of farmers”.

The opposition parties including Congress have dubbed the three bills as “anti-farmers” with BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal quitting the NDA government to protest against the move.

The Congress accused the government of trying to end minimum support price (MSP) through three new farm bills and asked political parties to decide with whom they want to stand.