Govt is lying: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre for saying ‘no record’ of farmers’ death

Updated:1 month, 2 weeks ago

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 03 lambasted the Centre over ‘no record’ of farmers’ death during the farm laws agitation. He said the Modi Government is “lying” and unwilling to compensate the families of over 700 farmers who died during the protest. “A question was asked in Parliament whether govt proposes to provide financial assistance to the kin of farmers who died during the farmers' agitation. Ministry answers that the Ministry of Agriculture has no record in the matter and hence the question doesn't arise,” said Rahul. “We have 403 people who Govt of Punjab has compensated Rs 5 lakhs each and has given jobs to 152. We also have a list of 100 names from other states and a 3rd list which is public info of names that can easily be verified. But Govt says that such a list does not exist. PM himself has said that he has made a mistake, he has apologised to the nation. As a result of that mistake, 700 people have died. Now you are lying about their names. Why don't you have the decency to give them what is their due,” he added.

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