RAIPUR: Stepping up his attack on the BJP-led Centre over the three new farms laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the government wants to snatch the income and future of farmers for the benefit of a few top businessmen in the country.
He was addressing a function in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur to disburse cash benefit to farmers and cattle-rearers under the two schemes of the state government through a recorded video-message in Hindi.
“What we had promised to farmers, we have fulfilled it today. You know the government of India is heading on some other path. It has brought three farm laws against the farmers. The central government wanted to snatch the income and future of farmers and hand it over to two-three big businessmen,” he said without naming anyone.
Hailing the Bhupesh Baghel-led dispensation in Chhattisgarh, Gandhi said he is happy that his party’s governments in Chhattisgarh and other states are walking on the path of supporting farmers, labourers, small businessmen, youth and women.
Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation and GST rollout, Gandhi said, “Narendra Modiji’s government implemented ‘notebandi’ and GST, and today you can see that India has failed to create employment.
” In contrast, the Chhattisgarh government extended support to farmers and strengthened the rural economy, he said.
“We pumped in money into the rural economy and therefore, Chhattisgarh has not been facing any trouble (during the coronavirus crises), which is being faced by other states,” he added. —PTI