Rahul hits out at Modi Govt over farmers’ plight in Punjab

BATHINDA, Nov 6: Taking on the Badal Government and NDA at the Centre over the farm crisis in Punjab, Rahul Gandhi today said industrialists are always given a “red carpet welcome” in the Modi government while farmers are met with “closed” doors by banks.
Winding up his two-day tour of Malwa belt of Punjab, the bastion of the Badal family, he said, “The Modi run NDA government did not accept Congress points on Land Bill which clearly speaks of their pro-industrialist and anti-farmer strategies.”
“An industrialist is always given a red carpet welcome in Modi government while the farmer is met with closed doors by banks,” he said.
Rahul said Congress had opposed the Land reform Bill on three points which include if work does not start in five years land shall be re-transferred to farmer and a social audit be necessary to assess the loss owing to it to farmers and farm labourers.
However, the Modi government did not accept these points. “This clearly spoke of their pro-industrialist and anti-farmer strategies,” he said.
Farmers in Bathinda, the cotton belt of the state, have suffered huge losses due to whitefly attack on crop. (PTI)

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