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Only “crony capitalists” are best friends of Modi govt: Rahul Gandhi

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At a time when thousands of farmers have hit the streets in protest against the contentious farm laws enacted by the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to take a dig at the Union government which is not ready to accept the demands of the protesting farmers.

Rahul Gandhi said that those who raise their voice against the Modi government are branded as enemies, whereas only crony capitalists are considered as “best friends”.

Rahul Gandhi tweets

The Congress MP tweeted: “For Modi Govt: Dissenting students are anti-nationals. Concerned citizens are urban naxals. Migrant labourers are Covid carriers. Rape victims are nobody. Protesting farmers are Khalistani. And Crony capitalists are best friends.” Rahul Gandhi has repeatedly attacked the Union government over the contentious farm laws and has carried out massive rallies in support of the farmers before they started the protest.

Hunger strike of farmers

Leaders of around 32 farmer unions observed a day-long hunger strike at Delhi’s Singhu border on Monday to protest against the Centre’s new farm laws. The unions claimed that demonstrations were also held at various district headquarters across the country.

Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “For the first time in 73 years, the farmers who feed the nation are on a hunger strike throughout the country. How many more ‘achche din’ you will bring Modi ji!”.

“Let go of the hands of election financiers and hold the hands of ‘annadaatas’ (food providers), wipe their tears and apologise, while taking back the three black laws,” Surjewala said.

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said in a tweet in Hindi, “Who is the real ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’: Those who don’t see citizens as equals, those who spread hate in society, those who spread fear with their policies, those who praise Godse…not our farmers!”

Farmers to intensify protests

The protesting farmers have warned that they will intensify their protests against the government’ farm laws as multiple rounds of talks with the government remained inconclusive. The Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday said that the government is ready for a clause by clause discussion on the farm laws with the protesting farmers.

The government, however, has clarified that it will not withdraw the farm laws, which is one of the primary demands of the protesting farmers.

 

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