2
Tuesday
March 2021
4:34 AM IST
News Headlines
CM flays Rahul''s silence over Cong govt falling in party-ruled states        Kerala has become ''fundamentalists'' own country'' under CPI(M) rule, says Sitharaman        COVID-19 crisis far from over; 3rd wave to be more dangerous: CSIR official        Army cancels recruitment exam after paper leaked        Rahul dubs PM Modi a ''formidable enemy,'' vows to defeat him        ISRO launches DRDO''s satellite Sindhu Netra        On National Science Day, Modi asks citizens to practise Lab to Land mantra        UN Human Rights Office says 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown        FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Covid-19 for emergency use        ISL: Straight shootout for final playoff berth between Goa and Hyderabad        Comments against judges a disturbing new trend: Ravi Shankar Prasad        Syria airstrikes: President Biden protected US personnel, facilities, says White House        DGCA extends suspension of scheduled international passenger flights till February 28        Rahul launches tirade against Modi, talks about ''connect'' with Tamil Nadu        Fishing hartal hits coastal belt in Kerala        Five assembly polls to begin Mar 27, Bengal to have max 8 phases; counting on May 2        Vijayan claims Rahul shying away from attacking BJP        Kerala to test all returning expats using RT-PCR; 3,671 fresh COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths reported        Gelatin sticks, detonators seized from train passenger in Kerala        Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Kerala News
PM wants to 'hand over' entire agriculture business to his 'two friends', alleges Rahul
 
Jaipur, Feb 13 (PTI) Continuing scathing attack against PM Narendra Modi over the farm laws on the second day of his visit to Rajasthan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that the prime minister wants to "hand over" the entire agriculture business to his "two friends".

Gandhi addressed two farmers' rallies at Rupangarh in Ajmer and Nagaur's Makrana. He had addressed farmers' rallies in Hanumangarh's Pilibanga and Sri Ganganagar's Padampur on the first day of his two-day Rajasthan trip on Friday.

At the Rupangarh rally, Gandhi said 40 per cent people of the country are stakeholders in the farming business.

"It is the business of 40 per cent people, which includes farmers, small and medium businessmen, traders and labourers. Narendra Modi wants to give this entire business to his two friends. This is the objective of the farm laws," he claimed but did not name anyone.

"Narendra Modi said he is giving options but the options are: hunger, unemployment and suicide," he alleged.

Gandhi, wearing a Rajasthani safa or turban, reached the rally venue driving a tractor with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra sitting with him.

The former Congress chief spoke while standing on a platform made of two tractor-trailers while the farmers sat or stood on tractor-trailers around the platform.

Later in another rally at Nagaur's Makrana, Gandhi said the backbone of the country is being broken, which started with demonetisation.

Future is being snatched from the youth. In front of your eyes, the backbone of the country is being broken. It began with demonetisation, after which the GST Gabbar Singh Tax was brought and small businesses were hit, Gandhi said in the farmers' rally.

Farmers, labourers, traders are being sidelined and the path is being cleared for two-three businessmen. During the coronavirus lockdown, labourers requested the prime minister to give them tickets to go home but he did not yield to it and waived loans of Rs 1.5 lakh crore of the rich, he alleged.

Gandhi said it was his responsibility to tell the truth and it is for the people to listen or not to listen.

In February last year, I had said 10-15 times that Bharat Mata is going to suffer drastic losses due to coronavirus. Farmers, labourers and the poor are going to be badly hit but 'press wale' (media) said he is not a farmer, he is anti-national, he said.

Gandhi said he kept silence in Parliament as a mark of respect to 200 farmers who died during the agitation against the farm laws but not a single BJP MP stood for it.

The Speaker said I should give in writing. Now, I will give in writing to the Speaker that all members in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha should observe a two-minute silence, he said while expressing confidence that the Speaker will allow this.

About the farm laws he said, The first law is about finishing the mandi system, the second is about allowing unlimited hoarding and the third is about snatching the rights of farmers to go to courts." Here, Gandhi also climbed on a camel cart and waived to people.

AICC general secretary Ajay Maken, chief minister Ashok Gehlot, state Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra and former deputy CM Sachin Pilot also addressed farmers.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi offered prayers at a temple dedicated to folk deity Veer Tejaji in Ajmer's Sursura village.

After arriving at the Ajmer's Kishangarh airport from Sri Ganganagar, Gandhi left for the temple by road with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC general secretary Ajay Maken, state Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra and former deputy CM Sachin Pilot.

He was also seen talking to the temple priest. The temple committee honoured Gandhi with an idol of the deity.


Kerala has become ''fundamentalists'' own country'' under CPI(M) rule, says Sitharaman
COVID-19 crisis far from over; 3rd wave to be more dangerous: CSIR official
Fishing hartal hits coastal belt in Kerala
Vijayan claims Rahul shying away from attacking BJP
Kerala to test all returning expats using RT-PCR; 3,671 fresh COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths reported
Gelatin sticks, detonators seized from train passenger in Kerala
Kerala logs 3,677 fresh COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths
8 arrested over killing of RSS worker in Kerala; Prohibitory orders clamped in two violence-hit taluks
Kerala reports 4,106 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths
Kerala logs 4,034 fresh COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths push toll to 4,119
Recoveries outnumber fresh COVID-19 cases in Kerala; Infection count rises to 10.11 lakh
Tourism Minister inaugurates work on 27 projects worth Rs 187 crore
Kerala''s total caseload racing towards 10 lakh mark with another 5k plus new cases
5,942 COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in Kerala
Explosion at Moolamattom power house; no casualty
Active coronavirus cases in Kerala cross 68,000, 6102 new infections
PK Kunhalikutty resigns from Lok Sabha
All sections of Nadar community in Kerala to be brought under OBC category
Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar gets bail in dollar smuggling case
Kerala adds 5,716 new COVID-19 cases, caseload rises to 9.38 lakh
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
George Clooney says Capitol attack put Trump family 'into the dustbin of history'
 Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney has condemned the attack on the Capitol Hill in the US by  
'Mean Girls' won't be returning to Broadway
Ian McKellan is 'happy' Elliot Page came out as transgender
A R Rahman thanks fans for support during 'difficult times'
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
UN Human Rights Office says 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown
 Yangon: Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break
FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Covid-19 for emergency use
Syria airstrikes: President Biden protected US personnel, facilities, says White House
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction
NATIONAL NEWS
Army cancels recruitment exam after paper leaked
 New Delhi: The Army has cancelled an examination for pan-India recruitment of general duty personnel
Rahul dubs PM Modi a ''formidable enemy,'' vows to defeat him
ISRO launches DRDO''s satellite Sindhu Netra
On National Science Day, Modi asks citizens to practise Lab to Land mantra
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.