Addressing a ‘kisan panchayat’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore, the Congress chief additionally claimed that farmers have been ‘ridiculed’ within the Parliament and ‘dubbed as traitors’ by ministers
Lucknow: Accusing the Narendra Modi-led Union authorities of insulting farmers, Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday stated the boys who defend the nation’s borders are sons of farmers.
Addressing a “kisan panchayat” in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore, the Congress chief stated farmers have been ridiculed in Parliament and dubbed as traitors by ministers.
“The farmer who is standing on your door, his son is standing at the border of the country. The farmer whom you are insulting, his son is safeguarding the country’s border,” she stated referring to the protest towards the farm legal guidelines on the Delhi borders.
They got a brand new title ‘aandolanjivi‘ and ‘parijivi‘. All of you understand the which means of ‘parijivi‘. Your ministers referred to as the farmers traitors, she stated.
Priyanka additionally criticised Haryana minister JP Dalal, who had stoked an issue on Saturday saying the farmers who died in the course of the course of the agitation would have handed away even when that they had stayed again dwelling.
Stressing that the deaths have been a critical subject, she stated, “No one has the right to raise a finger on a person who has attained martyrdom while protesting for his rights, be it the prime minister or any other minister.”
Attacking the prime minister, the Congress chief alleged that the central legal guidelines are usually not for farmers however for his “capitalist friends”.
“The country is not blind and every citizen is watching as to what is happening in the country for the past seven years. His capitalist friends are running the entire media, his capitalist friends run his elections,” she stated.
“All big industries set up in the past 75 years have been sold and plans are afoot to sell the unsold ones. What will such a government do for you,” Priyanka requested.
Further lashing out at Modi, she stated, “The prime minister can go to the US, hold a gathering for Trump (ex-US president), visit China and Pakistan, and there is no country which he has not visited. And you could not go two-three kilometres from your house and meet the farmers who are saying please come and talk to us.”
“There are two varieties of leaders. There are some leaders who’ve plenty of vanity they usually neglect as to who gave them energy. In the historical past of the nation, at any time when a pacesetter has change into boastful, the folks of the nation have taught him a lesson, and he feels ashamed.
“Then he understands what his religion is. His religion is not to divide people but to work for their development. Top priority should be given to the public and you (leader) should be behind them,” she stated.
After the Congress chief ended her speech, a two-minute silence was noticed for the farmers who died in the course of the course of the protest.
The farmer unions protesting towards the centre’s farm legal guidelines have claimed that over 200 farmers have died in the course of the course of the agitation that began in November final 12 months.
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