Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched a stinging attack on Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over their protests against farm Bills and accused them of ‘misleading’ the farmers in the country.
Taking potshots at the Gandhi scions over Congress’ protests against the farm Bills that weer recently passed during the Monsoon session of Parliament, the Union minister of Jal Shakti said Rahul and Priyanka will not be able to differentiate between the yearlings of goat and sheep.
Times Now’s Arvind reported that Shekhawat, who is the national general secretary of the BJP farmer’s wing, hit out at the Gandhi scions saying if the brother-sister duo is able to identify the crop by their leaves on agricultural land, he would leave politics.
Union Min @gssjodhpur slams the Gandhis for allegedly 'misleading' farmers over the Farm Laws; says that they cannot differentiate between the yearlings of a goat & sheep. He claims if the Gandhis can identify a crop by its leaves, he would leave politics.
Arvind with details. pic.twitter.com/vcnIQBIfhh
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Shekhawat attacked the Gandhis days after, the three-day Punjab ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ of Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh culminated on October 6 at the border along with Haryana.
The Congress has been spearheading several protests across the country against the Farm Bills passed the Parliament. Rahul doesn’t even know how onion grows: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Taking a swipe at Rahul for his recent tractor rally in Punjab and Haryana, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Wayanad MP doesn’t even know whether onions are grown inside the soil or outside.
“He (Rahul) hardly knows how a chilli grows, upward or downward, and has no idea whether onion grows above the ground or below,” Chouhan said.
The two bills — Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 — were passed by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session, which was held amid coronavirus pandemic in September.
The Parliament, especially the Upper House witnessed unruly scenes during the introduction and the passage of the two controversial farm Bills.
The farmers can sell their produce anywhere in the country as per the provisions of The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020.
The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, seeks to provide a national framework on farming agreements that protects and empowers farmers to engage with agri-business firms, processors, wholesalers, exporters or large retailers for farm services.
Source: Times Now