New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 30: Congress president Rahul Gandhi shared the stage with farmers and also joined the farmers' protest at Parliament Street. He also shared the stage with other senior political leaders and hurled an array of allegations on the government and said that PM Modi is making empty promises and nothing else. He was at Jantar Manter and was speaking on behalf of the farmers.
Attacking the Centre, the Congress president said that PM Modi has duped the nation in the name of NPAs; adds that farmers and youth have been ignored by the government.
Rahul Gandhi said at farmers’ protest in Delhi, " Modi ji had promised MSP will be increased, PM promised bonus, but look at the situation right now, empty speeches are being given and nothing else. If the loans of industrialists can be waived off, then the debt of farmers must be waived off as well. I assure the farmers of India, we are with you, don't feel afraid. Aapki shakti ne is desh ko banaya hai."
The Congress chief says farmers not asking for free gifts but their rights.
Gandhi also used the rally to repeat his Rafale attack at the government, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi only speaks for the industrialists. He says a government that disrespects the youth and farmers will be removed by the country.
More than 3,500 personnel are deployed today as farmers who have converged in the national capital from across the country for a two-day protest begin their march from the Ramlila Maidan to Parliament. Police said they are taking no chance.
Delhi is on an alert since Nov 29 and today Nov 30 as 15,000 farmers marched into city Thursday for 2-day protest in the national capital. Friday they will be moving towards the Parliament.
More than 1,000 policemen were deployed in the city on Thursday in view of thousands of farmers reaching Delhi as part of the two-day Kisan Mukti March.
All the farmers assembled at the Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi and from there are marching to Parliament Street the next day.
Farmers are demanding a special three-week joint session of Parliament to discuss the agrarian crisis.