Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani speaking at an election rally in Vadodara on Friday. Photo/ANI
Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani speaking at an election rally in Vadodara on Friday. Photo/ANI

Smriti Irani launches sharp attack on Cong for opposing farm acts

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2020 03:52 IST


Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], October 24 (ANI): In a scathing attack on the Congress party for opposing farm acts, Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani on Friday said that how they will protect farmers when their own son-in-law has looted their lands. 

Addressing an election rally in Gujarat’s Vadodara, Irani said in Hindi, "Jiske damad kisano ki zameen kha jaye, wo dusre kisano ki zameen kya khaak bachayenge" (Whose son-in-law has snatched the land of farmers, they won't be able to save their lands)". 

Protests against the farm legislations have been witnessed in various parts of the country including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

The Parliament has recently passed the three Bills which have come into effect from September 27 after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent.

The three acts are -- Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Service Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Comparing previous Congress government at Centre with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, she said that people have learned that only a 'sevak' can dedicate himself for the development of the nation and those who are willing to become self-reliant will have to walk with PM Modi. 

“Why Congress leadership is scattering? Because people of this country have become aware of the fact that this country is not the property of those who have been in the power. The one who as a 'sevak' (worker) devotes himself to the country only that one will be sitting in power,” she said.

“Those who want to become self-reliant, they will have to walk with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Irani added.

Gujarat bye-polls will be held on November 3 on eight seats. (ANI)

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