Smriti Irani on Friday attacked Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the BJP’s Kisan Sammelan in Meerut.
The Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development accused the leaders of the opposition parties of creating trouble and fanning the ongoing farmers’ unrest in the country.
“The Opposition leaders are saying that the three farm laws have been prepared by those who don’t know anything about agriculture. So, I would like to ask whether Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are farmers,” she asked.
“What was the pathetic condition of farmers in Amethi? One family was ruling there for the last 50 years but now the farmers in Amethi are moving towards prosperity.”
She said that those who have oppressed the farmers for the last 70 years are now talking about their interests. It is nothing but “just to further their political interests. If anyone has done something for the farmers, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” she said.
Slamming opposition parties, she said that they are propagating misinformation regarding MSP among farmers. She also urged the farmers to read between the lines. “They must understand that earlier they were forced to send their produce within the district, but today they can sell it anywhere across the country. When farmers will have rights to fix the price of their produce, they’ll obviously prosper.”
At the same time she also divulged the various schemes by the BJP government. “It is the BJP government which has provided toilets to the women who used to defecate in the open, connected people with the Ayushman Bharat scheme, provided pensions to farmers, waived off their debts and now approved a budget of Rs 1.30 crore for farmers.”
“The BJP government has always worked for the interests of the farmers whether it has been related to the payment of sugarcane or other schemes related to agriculture.”