After a sabbatical of 58 days in Bangkok, the so long stillness between BJP’s Modi and Congress’ Rahul took a halt. Rahul Gandhi, during his first speech in Lok Sabha, verbally assaulted BJP, saying “achhe din govt has failed the country.” “You know as well as I do that the current government is a government that only works for industrialists,” he said, indicating towards the attack during a farmers’ rally on Sunday.
“You are doing a grave mistake. You are hurting the farmers of this country. They will hurt you bad later,” Rahul prompted. “Your corporate friends want the land of our nation. You are weakening the farmers and then you will hit them with the ordinance axe,” he said.
“I want to give a suggestion to PM Modi. Why doesn’t he look into the matter directly? Look into the figures correctly? I suggest he take a tour of the affected areas,” he said, although being put off by the members from the treasury benches. You talk about strengthening the country, but what is the result of all this? The BJP’s way is to say something here, something else there,” he said.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaish Naidu, in response to the charges said, “This government is sensitive to the plight of farmers. Our ministers visited various areas affected by unseasonal rain and we raised the limit for the relief,” he said.
Sonia Gandhi, as reported had a meeting with other senior opposition leaders to stimulate support for Rahul’s speech.