Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Modi, Lok Sabha disrupted
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha, saying he should visit farmers in Punjab
New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha, saying he should visit farmers in Punjab.
"I was in Punjab yesterday (Tuesday) and met farmers at the mandis (markets)... Farmers are crying and Haryana agriculture minister says those who commit suicide are cowards," Rahul Gandhi said, raising the issue in the Lok sabha during zero hour.
"Government says there should be 'Make in India'... It is our government, your government but not farmers' government," he wondered.
"Our prime minister is on tour of India, he must also go to Punjab. He will know what is happening... Farmers growing wheat is also 'Make in India'," he said taking a jibe at the prime minister.
The attack resulted in a ruckus in the lower house, with members of the ruling alliance protesting the comments.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, responding to the Congress leader, said: "We are doing the work which you didn't do for the nation."
Following the ruckus, the house was briefly adjourned.