‘Govt celebrating as farmers dying’

  • Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
  • Updated: May 29, 2016 12:21 IST

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government is busy celebrating its two-year anniversary at a time drought-hit farmers are committingsuicide,Congressvice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday as his party released a booklet to puncture the NDA’s development claims.

At a rally in Delhi, Gandhi accused the government of practicing politics of “lie and false promises”, highlighting the drought crisis in Maharashtra where five farmers killed themselves this week, taking the toll to 150 since January.

“Farmers are dying due to drought and water problems and a celebration is being held at India Gate where people from Bollywood have come, songs and dance have been arranged,” he said.

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