Flexing political muscles after his controversial 57-day-long sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi assured the farmers in a rally on Sunday that he will 'fight their battle' while slamming the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and saying that the Prime Minister aims in making the base of India weak by his 'pro-corporate' measures.
The government has forgotten that this country belongs to farmers. This country does not belong to the corporate houses. Farmer have created the base of India, Rahul said claiming that the Prime Minister is weakening the same base. He also slammed Modi for insulting the devotion of his countrymen during his foreign trips while addressing the Congresss mega Kisan Khet Mazdoor rally in Delhis Ramlila Maidan. A huge number of attendees were spotted in the rally ground including Congress workers and farmers from across the country. Modiji went abroad and said he is cleaning the garbage of India dumped for over 50 years. I felt very bad. He cant see the dedication of the people for so long. And secondly, the word he used for the country does not suit him and his position, he said. Rahul Gandhi also questioned Modis win in the Lok Sabha election and said he achieved victory by stooping down before the corporate people. Modiji won the elections by taking loans from big industrialists. He will pay back the debts with the help of your lands. So he wants to make those lands value weak and will snatch away from you to pay back to the industrialists, Rahul Gandhi said. He made believe the industrialists that if you make me the PM of the country I will snatch away the lands from the poor from the whole country as I did in Gujarat, Rahul said. He asked that Why is the Modi government trying to pass the bill through an ordinance route? Slamming Modis model of development, the Gandhi scion said: His model of development is making the base weak. He said Modis Make in India concept has been made to deceive the poor. Make in India is Modijis dream that will not work. They will take away your land and you will have no other employment, Rahul claimed. If they really want to Make in India, then why have they changed the five-year clause? We had said if nothing is built on acquired land in five years, it will be given back to the farmers, he said. The Congress leader assured that Congress party will stay with the poor and said he himself will be there wherever oppressing measure will be practiced over the Congress party. He also highlighted on the measures taken by the UPA government to help debt-ridden farmers. Whenever the Congress government could help the farmers, we did it. We waived off farmers loans worth 70,000 crore rupees. We brought in MNREGA for the labourers. Whatever we did, we did for the poor. We have always worked for the poor and the weak, and we will continue to fight their battle. I will fight your battles, assured he. The rally is seen as a big boost for the Congress party which was decimated in the last year general elections.