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By NewsGram staff writer

Today at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi, Congress Party is holding a ‘Kisan Samman Rally’ to honour farmers and party workers for forcing the NDA government to withdraw its land ordinance. Party president Sonia Gandhi and the vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed the rally.
Rahul Gandhi said a farmer has two mothers, first who is taking care of him and second is his land. And he understands that the fight is not about the land but it is for the respect and for his mother. Only farmers can understand this.
Commenting on Modi, he said he knows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not do what he says. Rahul warned to help farmers otherwise his party will take up the cause. He added that Congress has fought for farmers and won. The fight by them is not over. It is for the victory of farmers as they have refused to give up their land.
Rahul repeated the joke he cracked in Bihar yesterday. He said Modi ji says that there should be ‘Make in India’, but there is no place for laborers and farmers in his ‘Make in India’. This is not Make in India, this is ‘Take in India’.
Manmohan Sing in rally said the work that UPA government did, many tried to stop it and tried to weaken the law.
Sonia Gandhi addressing farmers at the rally said it is not only the victory of Congress party, it is the victory of all the farmers. The battle for farmers’ rights has shifted from Delhi to other states.
She further said that Modi ji does not understand the seriousness of protest by the Congress Party. But when he saw the power of protest, he had to take a step back.
‘Farmers are suffering since PM Modi came into power. Prime Minister has no time to solve their problems’, said Sonia Gandhi. Farmers’ condition is deteriorating. They have to face problems like drought, water, and electricity.
Promises made by Modi government are fake as always. They (Centre) are neither interested nor they have time to address farmers’ issues. They only have time to listen to issues of their industrialist friends. Congress would take on the Modi government if flood and drought-hit and farmers would not be taken care of, Sonia added.

 

(With inputs from NDTV)

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Modi’s ‘Rafale Fear’ Behind Plum Post Offer to Sikri: Rahul Gandhi

Reacting to the development, Rahul Gandhi tweeted: "When the scales of justice are tampered with, anarchy reigns."

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with destroying key institutions to cover up the “Rafale scam” following reports of Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, who sided with the government to remove CBI Director Alok Verma, being nominated to the Commonwealth Tribunal.

According to sources, Justice Sikri was nominated by the Modi government to the prestigious post of President/ Member of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).

CSAT is the final adjudicator of disputes arising out of contracts entered into by or on behalf of the Commonwealth Secretariat. After reports of his nomination emerged, Justice Sikri declined his “consent” for the post.

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Modi’s ‘Rafale fear’ behind plum post offer to Sikri: Rahul.

Reacting to the development, Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “When the scales of justice are tampered with, anarchy reigns.”

“This Prime Minister will stop at nothing, stoop to anything and destroy everything, to cover up the Rafale Scam. He’s driven by fear. It’s this fear that is making him corrupt and destroy key institutions,” said Gandhi tagging a media report about the post-retirement offer to the Supreme Court judge.

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Sikri was part of the Selection Committee including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge that on Thursday decided 2:1 to remove CBI chief Verma from the post. Kharge gave a dissenting note and opposed Verma’s ouster. (IANS)