Congress National General Secretary and UP state in-charge, Priyanka Gandhi, while addressing the 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' in Muzzafarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and targeted his "arrogance."
Priyanka said the farmers are in anguish. Rich billionaires have earned thousands of crores and distraught farmers are sitting on roads. “The prime minister’s politics is only aimed at benefiting his billionaire friends”, she said.“The farmers are the heart and soul of this country. But when Tears flowed down Tikait’s eyes, there was a smile on PM’s lips,” Priyanka added. The farmers who send their sons to the border to fight the enemies, were insulted, humiliated and were called ‘deshdrohi’, ‘aandolanjeevi’, she said.
She said, "Taxes being levied on government mandis will not be given in private mandis. As a result, government mandis will be discontinued in the near future. The second law would include contract farming. With this billionaires would buy the crop of farmers in an arbitrary manner. The Minimum Support Price mechanism will end. They [the government] will give the farmers' land to their rich businessmen friends."
Reiterating her support for the farmers, Priyanka said that the farmers of this country are self respecting. She will support them in their struggle and will not betray them.
You can listen to her entire speech here: