Rahul Gandhi yet again slammed the Narendra Modi government for its alleged engagement in “politics of revenge”. The Congress Vice President vowed to fight to get back a mega food park project to his constituency and stated that the cancellation of the project “dealt a blow to farmers”.
Rahul said he would give the NDA regime “zero out of 10” for its handling of issues involving farmers and labourers.
“The move of BJP-led government has affected farmers and labourers of Amethi and 10 neighbouring districts. The Centre wanted to take revenge from me, but the move has affected farmers.
“Had the food park been set up, it would have changed the fate of farmers. By cancelling it, the Modi government has dealt a blow to farmers. He has snatched it from them and not from me. We will pressure the government to get it back,” Gandhi said at Jagdishpur, on the first day of his three-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency.
Union HRD minister Smriti Irani had last week said, “When Rahul Gandhi spoke for the first time in Amethi, he was talking for a business house. He did not speak for the farmers of Amethi.
“If you look at the documents of district officials, you will understand that from 2010 to 2014, land was not provided by Congress (for the food park). Whatever help had to be given for gas was not given for long.”
Gandhi has continued to slam the Centre both inside and out of Parliament regarding the food park issue.
Congress vice president further said that the prime minister was visiting foreign places while ignoring the plight of farmers and labourers back home.
“The PM is visiting foreign countries, but he does not go to the houses of farmers and labourers,” Gandhi said.
Gandhi said that he would give “zero out of 10” to the Modi government on its handling of farmers and labourers` issues.
Earlier, Gandhi was given a warm welcome by locals and farmers who assured him of their support in his struggle for their cause.