Rahul: Govt celebrating even as farmers dying
NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government is busy celebrating its two-year anniversary at a time drought-hit farmers are committing suicide, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday as his party released a booklet to puncture the NDA’s development claims.
At a rally in the Capital, Gandhi accused the government of practicing the politics of “lie and false promises”, highlighting the drought crisis in Maharashtra where five farmers have killed themselves this week, taking the toll to 150 since January. “Farmers are dying due to drought and a celebration is being held at India Gate where people from Bollywood have come, songs and dance have been arranged,” Gandhi said. >> CONTINUED ON P9 >> RELATED REPORT, P5