MADURAI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed at the Centre’s stand over the contentious new farm laws, alleging that the government was "conspiring to destroy" the ryots and assured that his party will stand with them.
Interacting the media people, the Lok Sabha MP also accused the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of trying to benefit "two or three of their friends" on the matter.
"The government is not just neglecting farmers, the government is conspiring to destroy them. There is a difference. Neglecting is ignoring...they are not ignoring them," he said in response to a query. "They are trying to destroy them, because they want to benefit two or three of their friends. They want to give what belongs to the farmer to two or three of their friends," he alleged.
Extending his party's support to the farmers, Gandhi said the laws will indeed be repealed. He also sought to know why Modi was ''silent'' on the months-long Sino-India standoff, asking ''why are the Chinese people sitting inside Indian territory?''