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Govt does not understand pain of farmers: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today said the government cannot give satisfactory replies to the problems of farmers and labourers.

In his first speech in the Budget Session, he said the government was “ignoring” the farming community and favouring the industrialists and rich people, which was a “blunder” as the farmers will “harm” BJP in future.

Later, when asked about the clarifications by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Gandhi said, “They gave replies but the truth is there cannot replies (on these issues).

“The basic point is that the government doesn’t understand the pain of the farmers and labourers.”

Gandhi’s attack comes a day after Congress launched an all-out war on the government over the controversial land bill in a farmers’ rally yesterday which was addressed by party President Sonia Gandhi besides a host of other senior leaders, including him.

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