Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday tore into the Narendra Modi authorities for its “bungled” dealing with of three farm legal guidelines that have been apparently introduced by the Centre to convey a “turnaround” within the rural economic system.
Addressing a public gathering in Punjab, the Congress chief claimed that the farm legal guidelines weren’t a “game-changer” scheme as touted by the Central authorities however in actuality “regressive and short-sighted schemes that would further push the farming community into poverty”.
He congratulated Punjab farmers for launching a mass protest and placing up a courageous face regardless of the Centre’s insistence and assurance, ultimately resulting in its suspension.
“Your agitation was profitable and it helped 1000’s of farmers from stepping into the entice of company giants, whose motive was to take advantage of cash you’re your agriculture produce, ” Kharge informed the gathering.
He accused the Centre of imposing Rs 25, 000 tax per hectare on farmers, saying that “for the first time after Independence, such laws were thrust upon the public”.
“This government turned PM Fasal Bima Yojana into a Private Insurance Company Yojana. Insurance firms have made a whopping Rs 40, 000 crore money, from 2016 to 2022, ” he mentioned.
He claimed that the Prime Minister’s main focus of governance is to make his “corporate friends more richer and leave the downtrodden and marginalized citizens in penury”.
Further slamming the Centre on points like unemployment, Kharge mentioned, “More than 30 lakh government jobs are vacant. Out of these, 15 lakh jobs could have been given to the Dalits and extremely backward classes but the government keeps a blind eye towards them”.
The Congress chief additionally expressed robust displeasure over BJP’s repeated criticism of Rahul Gandhi.
“BJP leaders wake up in the morning and the first thing they do is to train guns at Rahul Gandhi and Congress. Rahul is leading a Padyatra across the country and lending the destitute and poor a voice but BJP doesn’t bother about it, ” he mentioned.
He mentioned that Rahul Gandhi “never enjoyed the power in Congress-led UPA governments and remained committed to the welfare of common people”.
Kharge was on a day-long go to to Punjab’s Samrala to deal with the state’s first conference of get together employees, organized by the state Congress below the management of state unit chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring.