Congress accuses Modi of neglect on farmers’ issues

Posted on Mar 22 2015 - 7:46pm by IBC News

NEW DELHI: A strong political fight has erupted between the government and the opposition parties over providing relief to farmers suffering crop loss due to unseasonable rains and hailstorm. Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the opposition of spreading lies on the land acquisition bill, Congress hit back and accused Modi of somersault on farmers’ issue.

Ahmed Patel, Political Secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, said farmers are committing suicide and jawans are being killed by terrorists under his rule. Ridiculing the PM’s assurances to the farmers, Congress accused him of doing “somersault” on his promises after coming to power including on 50 per cent hike in Minimum Support Price.