Government should help rain hit Haryana farmers: Sonia Gandhi

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2015 22:27 IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday appealed to the Haryana government to help farmers affected by the unseasonal rains.

"I appeal to the government to give right and timely compensation to these farmers. That is what the government's responsibility is," Sonia Gandhi said during her visit to a village in Bhiwani district of Haryana.

The Congress president is on a day long visit to some of the rain-hit areas of Haryana.

The visit comes a day after she went to parts of Rajasthan to meet farmers affected by the rain.

Party leader Amarinder Singh, in a statement on Friday, called it an "aggressive pursuit" of farmers' cause by the Congress president.

The Congress has been focusing on farmers' issues of late, with the party aggressively opposing the land acquisition bill, which it has termed anti-farmer.

The personal involvement of Sonia Gandhi in the anti-land bill protests was visible when she wrote to activist Anna Hazare assuring that Congress will oppose the contentious land bill on all fora

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