Ahead of the Congress’ “victory” rally on the land acquisition bill, party vice president Rahul Gandhi again hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him forgetting farmers and labourers while talking about democracy.
"Modi-ji talks about democracy but does not talk about our farmers and labourers, who run this democracy. He forgets them," Gandhi told a group of farmers at an event organised by the Youth Congress.
With the Congress eyeing the land issue as a key plank for its electoral revival, the party has also set up a high-level committee headed by former defence minister AK Antony to organize the 'Kisan Samman' rally on September 20. the party wants to use the platform to continue its propaganda against the NDA government, dubbing it as "anti-farmer" ahead of Bihar Assembly polls.
Gandhi also assured that the fight to ensure that farmers are equal partners in the progress of the nation would continue and the Congress and he would remain committed to that goal.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi was also present at the Saturday’s event organized at her residence at 10, Janpath.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh are co-chairmen of the committee, in which former Delhi chief minister Shiela Dikshit and AICC treasurer Moitlal Vora have been made members.
Youth Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Brar said around 400 farmers from neighbouring states including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh came to meet the Gandhis.
"This is the victory of Congress. But it is the victory of farmers as well," said Rahul after meeting farmers.