Rahul Gandhi made another jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Parliament, this time on his visits abroad, when he said, “The PM is visiting India, let him also visit Punjab and see the situation for himself.”
The Congress vice-president, just back from a tour of Punjab’s grain markets where he met farmers distressed at the slow purchase of their produce, said in another swipe, “Does the farmer not make in India?”
This was a reference to the PM’s massive manufacturing push in the country, Make in India. The Congress leader alleges that the Modi government’s policies are designed to benefit rich industrialists at the cost of poor farmers.
“They are crying and your government did nothing when hailstorms destroyed their crop,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Amid ruckus in the house after his short speech, BJP ally Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Kaur, who is a minister at Centre, shot back, “Where was Rahul Gandhi when there was hailstorm. After he came back from holiday, has he visited his own constituency?”