Living in a neighbourhood with no friends is dangerous, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had destroyed the “web of relationships” that the Congress had built with countries over decades.
Attacking the government on Twitter, Gandhi also tagged a report in The Economist titled ‘As Bangladesh’s relations with India weaken, ties with China strengthen’.
“Mr Modi has destroyed the web of relationships that the Congress built and nurtured over several decades,” Gandhi alleged.
“Living in a neighbourhood with no friends is dangerous,” the former Congress chief added.
The Congress has been critical of the Modi government’s foreign policy, alleging that ties with neighbours have been weakened. The government has denied the charge and said India’s ties have deepened with several countries and its position has strengthened globally.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Parliament on passing the two landmark farm bills and said that this passage of key bills will ensure a complete transformation of the agriculture sector as well as empower crores of farmers.
“For decades, the Indian farmer was bound by various constraints and bullied by middlemen. The bills passed by Parliament liberate the farmers from such adversities. These bills will add impetus to the efforts to double income of farmers and ensure greater prosperity for them,” tweeted the prime minister.
“Our agriculture sector is in desperate need of latest technology that assists the industrious farmers,” Modi said. Stating the importance and boost of technology in the agriculture sector, he added, “now, with the passage of the bills, our farmers will have easier access to futuristic technology that will boost production and yield better results. This is a welcome step.”
Through his tweets, Modi also reiterated that system of Minimum Support Price (MSP) will remain. He also added that government procurement will continue.