By NewsGram Staff Writer
Tribals have got a new supporter in Rahul Gandhi. On Monday, the Congress Vice-president brought much cheer to the tribals by voicing that their land should not be taken away for any purpose without permission.
Arriving at the Bilaspur airport on Monday, Gandhi was welcomed by Congress workers. After the arrival, he went to Madanpur village, in the Korba district of Chhattisgarh, where he addressed the tribals and villagers.
Contending that the nation’s welfare must include the tribals’ welfare, Gandhi accused the current government of being a “suit-boot ki sarkar.”
“We want a government that works for the welfare of the under-privileged section of the society”, said Gandhi.
“Lands are being taken away from the farmers forcibly and we are totally opposed to this. Forests are an integral part of tribals’ and farmers’ livelihood, and if forests vanish, then farmer’s livelihood would also vanish,” Gandhi added.
Pledging his support to the tribal people, Gandhi said that his party would always support poor people and keep fighting for their rights. He also discussed various issues with the farmers.