Likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the character of an conceited king, ahankari raja, from tales of yore, Congress common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday mentioned he’s unable to grasp that the ‘jawan’ who has saved the nation protected can be the son of a farmer.
Addressing a “kisan mahapanchayat” attended by hundreds of individuals in Muzaffarnagar, the Congress chief attacked the prime minister on a variety of points, together with the value of diesel, and alleged that he didn’t hearken to farmers demanding a rollback of the agri legal guidelines as a result of his politics had been aimed solely at himself and his billionaire buddies.
She mentioned the conceited king from previous tales would confine himself to his palace as his rule expanded.
“Folks began feeling afraid of telling the reality in entrance of him they might be grovelling. It appears our prime minister has additionally grow to be an conceited king of that kind.”
“He’s unable to grasp that the jawan who has saved this nation protected is a son of a farmer,” she informed the gathering.
Launching a scathing assault in opposition to the prime minister, Priyanka Gandhi mentioned authorities ‘mandis’ and the minimal help worth (MSP) system would come to an finish with the brand new farm legal guidelines.
“Your rights will even finish. The best way during which he has bought the whole nation to his two-three buddies, in the identical manner he needs to promote you, your land, and earnings to his billionaire buddies,” she alleged.
Priyanka Gandhi on gasoline costs
In 2018, Priyanka Gandhi mentioned the price of diesel was Rs 60 and immediately it’s Rs 80 someplace and Rs 90 elsewhere.
“The electrical energy invoice has elevated, the value of the fuel cylinder retains on rising, however you aren’t getting the value in your sugarcane. It’s on the similar place,” she mentioned.
“The BJP authorities earned Rs three.5 lakh crore by imposing tax on diesel final yr. I need to ask the place the cash has gone. Why has the one that works day and night time for the nation, and irrigates it together with his blood and sweat not obtained this cash?” she requested.
The Congress chief mentioned there was no one to hearken to the farmer who’s being harassed.
Referring to the continued farmer protests in opposition to the agri legal guidelines at numerous Delhi border factors, she mentioned “The Delhi border is five-six kilometres away from the residence of Narendra Modi-ji. And the prime minister, who can go to the USA, China and Pakistan, and tour the whole world he couldn’t go to the lakhs of farmers, nor wipe their tears, nor hearken to their views. Why? As a result of his politics are just for himself and his billionaire and capitalist buddies.”
Priyanka Gandhi informed the gathering they might be stunned to see how a lot ‘one or two billionaire buddies’ had earned at a time the whole nation is groaning and funds haven’t been made.
“Crores had been earned, and you might be sitting on roads, combating in your rights and agitating, and nobody is there to hearken to you,” she mentioned.
Elaborating on the farm legal guidelines, the Congress common secretary mentioned the prime minister maintained the legal guidelines had been made for the farmers.
“So can they are saying, which farmer has made it, which farmer was consulted. And if the farmers of the whole nation are saying that Pradhan Mantriji, we don’t want these legal guidelines, then why these legal guidelines are usually not withdrawn, why are they not scrapped?” Priyanka Gandhi requested.
Later, in a Hindi tweet, she mentioned, “Participated in a kisan panchayat at Baghra in Muzaffarnagar. Farmer is the center of the nation. They preserve the nation alive. Farmers have self-respect. Will stick with the farmers on this combat and won’t betray them.”
Farmers, principally from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been tenting at a number of Delhi border factors, together with Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur, since November 28, demanding a whole repeal of three farm legal guidelines and a authorized assure on minimal help worth for his or her crops.
The federal government has denied allegations that it was making an attempt to place an finish to the MSP and the mandi system. Modi has additionally assured farmers that the MSP would proceed.