We are not being allowed to speak on farmers' issues: Rahul Gandhi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Banswara (Rajasthan) [India] July 19 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday questioned the government as to why his party and other members of the opposition were not being allowed to speak about issues related to farmers' in the Parliament. "For the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out, Parliament was open till midnight, but to talk on farmers' issues, they won't do the same. Today in the Lok Sabha we wanted to speak on the farmers' issues, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present there, but we were not allowed to speak," Gandhi said at a rally in Rajasthan's Banswara district. He added that the opposition had suggested to the government not to pass the GST in a hurry, but they did not listen. "Big traders have no issues with this GST as they can employ ten accountants and fill as many forms, but the small traders will suffer," Gandhi said. He said that during his election campaign in 2014, Prime Minister Modi had promised to help farmers but it was not fulfilled. Gandhi is also scheduled to hold rallies in other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. BJP chief Amit Shah is also scheduled to visit the state later this week. (ANI)