Rahul Gandhi interacts with Haryana farmers, says BJP thinks one man can run the country
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi held an an interactive session in Haryana with local framers. He spoke on the rights and the opportunities that farmers need to be provided with in the country.
“What I have learnt here from you (farmers) is that I can never learn from bureaucrats.. We are trying to empower the common man, specially the farmers.. We will ensure that every citizen in this country has a right to health” said the Congress leader.
“You will should have an option, your sons should have an option if they want to do farming or not. You should have the same option that others have through service and manufacturing” he added..
“We want to empower farmers so that they have an option of other occupations as well. Our politics is about giving you an option and not about giving you an order. That is BJP's work” said Rahul Gandhi in a direct attack at BJP. “ Look at any party, they all talk about corruption. They only give speeches about corruption” he added.
The Congress Vice President also said that the Congress would ensure dedicated freight corridor and manufacturing corridor for farmers. “India is run by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Everyone gets to vote once in five years. Those people who sit in the Vidhan sabha. Who elects them? Who selects them? You will think they are selected by you all. but that is not true. About 200-300 people select these representatives. Hooda ji, me: we do that. Why don't you people get to be a part of it?” continued the Congress leader.
“Congress doesn't play politics of caste and religion” asserted Rahul Gandhi. “There should be a day soon when we call for a meeting and I will be seeing fifty per cent women and fifty per cent men here” said the Congress Vice President striking a chord with the women.
Rahul Gandhi also took a dig at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said, “You know what is the difference between BJP and us. We approach everyone for an opinion. BJP thinks one man can run the country, they think power should be centralized, but we think power must be given to people”.