Three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned in Parliament that the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines merely present an “possibility” to farmers, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mentioned that these options are “starvation, unemployment and suicide”.
On February 10, PM Modi had mentioned in Lok Sabha: “What deterioration has occurred in any services (the) farmers have been having fun with? That is simply an alternative choice. They don’t seem to be binding… Why are you opposing an alternative choice? These legal guidelines is not going to ban any present mandis nor will they discontinue the MSP. We’re simply modernising the mandis.”
Addressing a ‘Kisan Tractor Rally’ from a flatbed tractor in Ajmer, Gandhi mentioned, “Narendra Modi says ‘I’m supplying you with options’. Sure… he has given three options: first is starvation, second is unemployment and the third possibility is suicide.”
On the ultimate day of his two-day go to to Rajasthan, Gandhi reached the venue at Roopangarh in Ajmer driving a tractor, flanked by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasra. At each Ajmer and Nagaur, Gandhi reiterated his claims concerning farm legal guidelines.
“Narendra Modi needs that this whole (agriculture) enterprise goes into the palms of his two associates – that’s the goal of those legal guidelines. However India’s farmers are saying that they may die however not ever let this occur,” he mentioned in Ajmer, accompanied by CM Gehlot, Dotasra, celebration’s state in-charge Ajay Maken and former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot on the flatbed.
“And it’s not only a farmer who’s talking. Behind him, there’s a labourer, and with him there’s a small businessman. If these legal guidelines of Narendra Modi are carried out, it’s not simply farmers who’ll endure losses…I’m saying it with assure, and I’m not simply telling farmers, however small and medium companies, labourers, and youths, hear me. When these legal guidelines are carried out, no Indian youth will get employment,” he mentioned.
Gandhi requested the individuals to pay heed to his claims, saying that he had warned of the implications of the pandemic too.
“In February final 12 months, I had mentioned that the nation will endure immense losses. My associates within the media made enjoyable of me, however then in their very own properties, their members of the family turned unwell. On demonetisation, I had mentioned that that is theft from the poor – cash was taken out of your pocket and stored into the pockets of high two-three industrialists. For GST I had mentioned that it’s a solution to kill small and center sized companies and steal from them, that it (the regulation) is to take their enterprise from them and hand it to the highest two-three industrialists of India.”
“And now I’m saying that with these three legal guidelines, the largest enterprise is being snatched from 40 per cent of the individuals of India. And the nation will endure. Therefore it isn’t simply the accountability of farmers, however of each labourer, each youth, small businessman, and of total India. Brothers and sisters, this enterprise of agriculture isn’t just of 1 industrialist, it’s the enterprise of Bharat Mata.”
At his second rally at Makrana in Nagaur, Gandhi mentioned that it’s “not like different companies”.
“Look at the vehicles (business); it’s run by Mahindra, by Tata – one, two individuals management the complete enterprise,” the Congress chief mentioned, and pointed to airways and banks to say that “four-five individuals who management them get the complete profit. However agriculture enterprise is such that no single particular person controls it. It’s maybe the one enterprise which is managed by 40 per cent individuals of India.”
On his request in Lok Sabha looking for two minutes of silence for “200 martyred farmers”, he mentioned Saturday that “the Speaker instructed me to request it in writing, and so I want to let you know that I’ll give it in writing, that each Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ought to observe two-minute silence for the martyred farmers.” At a rally on Friday, he had termed it “shameful that not a single BJP MP, not a single minister, stood for even half a minute”.