New Delhi(web team): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday once again raised the issue of farmers in the Lok Sabha targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Our Prime Minister is touring across the countries, but he should also go to Punjab and see farmers situation," Rahul said.
Speaking in Lok Sabha, Rahul said, “Farmers are crying in mandis; they are in pain and your minister (in Haryana) says farmers who are committing suicide are cowards, criminals. Your government did not help, farmers suffered; you stopped their bonus, farmers suffered. They cannot even sell their produce.
He further added, "Your government says "Make in India" hona chahiye... hamaari sarkaar, aapki sarkar, but not farmers' sarkar”.
“The Indian Prime Minister is in the country for some time. He should visit Punjab too and listen to the farmers. Do farmers not "Make in India?" If a farmer suffering from losses is compensated, then it is your gain, not ours. You should procure grain from mandis as soon as possible,” he added.
"Your minister in Haryana now says that farmers who commit suicide are cowards. You did not help them when their crops were affected by hailstorm, the farmers bore it. You ended their bonus, they bore it. You did not give them fertilisers, they were lathicharged, but they bore it and now their produce is lying in the markets," Gandhi said in Lok Sabha.
Earlier in the day, vowing to raise voice for farmers platform, Rahul Gandhi said government should take into account their concerns and not just extend monetary assistance. "I will raise the voice and pain suffered by farmers and atrocities on them on every platform," said Rahul.
12:54 IST Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Lok Sabha adjourns amid noisy scenes after Rahul Gandhi's attack on govt for not procuring foodgrains from Punjab farmers and govt's counter-attack.
12:28 IST Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal hits back at Rahul Gandhi.
12:15 IST Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Rahul Gandhi speaks in Lok sabha, targets PM Modi.
Rahul said, " PM should also go to Punjab and see farmers situation."
12:10 IST Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Congress and ruling BJP members were engaged in a verbal duel in the Lok Sabha today after the government objected to the practice of daily notices for adjournment motion given by the opposition members.
"Every day we cannot have an adjournment motion and discussion later," Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed the notices given by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and others on the "tardy procurement" of grains.
12:03 IST Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed the notices given by Congress leader.
Following is the Parliament schedule for today:
- Discussion and voting on Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
- Appropriation Bill for introduction, consideration and passing and voting on Outstanding Demands for Grants in respect of Budget (General) for 2015-16.
- Bill for consideration and passing: The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014.
- Bill for introduction:
The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015.
- Bill for consideration and passing:
The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013.
- Discussion on the working of Law and Justice Ministry;
- Discussion on the working of the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.