The second Budget Session of the Parliament begins today, with many key issues to be the subject of discussion. Among them will be the “anti-farmer and pro-rich” Land Bill, as described by its opponents.
On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi addressed farmers from across the nation at the Kisan Khet Mazdoor rally. The event was a significant one with the Congress doing much to publicize it. The Congress leaders accused the Modi government of governing against the good of the farmers.
The government had tried to pass the controversial land bill into law, but their minority control in the Rajya Sabha prevented this. The Congress party are resolute in their rejection of the bill and will put up solid opposition at the budget session today.
Rahul Gandhi harshly criticized Modi, by saying “Modi wants to give your land to industrialist friends from whom he has taken loans for his massive election campaign.”
Prime Minister Modi responded, saying “I want villages to be richer and more productive. We are preparing MPs to be more involved in development of villages.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes for a fruitful session:
Parliament session begins today. I look forward to a productive session, filled with constructive debates on several issues.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 20, 2015