He alleged that Modi wished the farmers to barter with ‘big corporates’ fairly than the ryots going to mandis or negotiating with small merchants
Karur: Maintaining the assault on the NDA authorities on the Centre over the brand new farm legal guidelines, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday mentioned they have been “prison” and vowed to oppose them within the curiosity of the farmers.
The legal guidelines have been aimed toward benefitting “5-6 folks closest” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi mentioned at a farmers’ conference at Vangal on this district, as a part of his three-day election marketing campaign in poll-bound Tamil Nadu which started on Saturday.
He alleged that Modi wished the farmers to barter with “big corporates” fairly than the ryots going to mandis or negotiating with small merchants.
“The result’s going to be that tens of millions of people who find themselves employed by this agriculture system – farmers, labourers, loaders, small merchants – all these persons are going to be unemployed,” he claimed.
“…they’re making an attempt to assist 5-6 folks closest to the Prime Minister and they’re hurting the curiosity of tens of millions and tens of millions of farmers,” he mentioned in regards to the Centre.
Referring to the protesting farmers from Punjab and Haryana, Gandhi mentioned: “the Prime Minister is looking them terrorists.”
“So we’re stopping these legal guidelines and defending your pursuits. These are prison legal guidelines towards the farmers of India…they’re making an attempt to copy a failed mannequin,” Gandhi added.
When a participant on the interplay defined the farm legal guidelines, Gandhi quipped he would make a “higher agriculture minister,” taking an obvious dig at incumbent Narendra Singh Tomar.
He alleged that farmers haven’t any entry to data “as a result of the data is purposely hidden from them.”
He charged the Central authorities with attacking the muse of the nation – labourers, employees, farmers and fishermen.
“And it’s our responsibility to guard the curiosity of employees, farmers, fishermen and weavers,” Gandhi, who rode a bullock cart to reach right here, mentioned.
Whereas there was no scarcity of cash within the nation, it was not being given to the poor, he added.
He additionally flayed the Centre’s earlier demonetisation and Items and Companies Tax (GST), eager to know what number of from the group benefitted from them.
Earlier, at a roadshow within the district, Gandhi questioned Centre’s “one language, one tradition, one historical past” idea.
“So when Prime Minister Modi says one language, one tradition, one historical past, who’s he insulting. What does he imply by one language, one tradition, one historical past.”
“Is Tamil not a language, do Tamil folks haven’t got a historical past, tradition. Who does he suppose he’s to come back and inform Tamil folks one language, one tradition, one historical past. Who has given him that proper,” Gandhi mentioned.
Saying he was studying the Tamil traditional Tirukkural, Gandhi mentioned it talked about in regards to the Tamil spirit a 1000 years in the past.
“This optimistic angle, self-respect – I realised shouldn’t be one thing new..it’s wedded in your historical past, language, meals, all over the place after which I seen that the Prime Minister of this nation doesn’t respect this spirit.”
“I don’t suppose that the PM of this nation has even opened this ebook as a result of if he had opened this ebook, he would perceive that the one solution to work with the Tamil folks is to respect them, to like their language, to like their tradition. There isn’t any different solution to work with the Tamil spirit and Tamil tradition than respecting it,” he mentioned.
Charging Modi with “distant controlling” the Tamil Nadu authorities, Gandhi requested why central businesses weren’t probing corruption within the state.
“In each opposition (dominated)state, Prime Minister Modi makes use of the CBI and ED to assault the opposition. Why is the investigation into corruption in Tamil Nadu stopped.”
“Why are the ED and CBI not investigating the Chief Minister and authorities of Tamil Nadu. What has the Chief Minister( Ok Palaniswami) of Tamil Nadu given Narendra Modi in alternate for this favour. That’s the central query,” he mentioned.
Gandhi mentioned that within the coming election the folks of Tamil Nadu “are going to take the battery out of the distant management and throw it away,” implying a brand new authorities will likely be in place.
“I’m right here that will help you get a authorities that listens to the Tamil spirit, listens to poor folks,” Gandhi, whose Congress is an ally of the MK Stalin-led DMK within the state, mentioned.
Meeting elections are seemingly in Tamil Nadu by April-Might.
Gandhi additional charged Modi with working for a choose few industrialists.”Narendra Modi works for 5 – 6 massive industrialists. Every little thing he does is to assist these 5 folks enhance their monetary place. Demonetisation, GST, the best way he behaved throughout corona – the whole lot is designed to assist these 5 folks,” he alleged.
“The concept is to interrupt the spine of small and medium companies, break the spine of Indian farmers and to make Indian labourers slaves – all to make these 5 – 6 folks completely happy,” he claimed.
Lashing out on the RSS, he mentioned its ideology was “anti-Tamil” which is “aimed toward weakening the spirit of Tamil folks.”
“We’ll by no means enable it,” he asserted.
Earlier, the Congress MP was accorded rousing reception and he shook palms with many individuals who had turned as much as have a glimpse of him and likewise posed for photos with some.
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