He also demanded that the government abolishes the three "black" farm laws which are against farmers and farm labourers and asked it not to befool them with rhetoric.
No immediate response was available from the government.
Gandhi's remarks come at a time when farmers from Punjab and Haryana are protesting at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of the national capital against the Centre's new agriculture reform laws.
"They (government) said farmers' income will be doubled. What they did was increase the income of (their) 'friends' four times and halved that of farmers. This is a government of suit-boot, lies and loot," the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.
कहा- किसान की आय दुगनी होगी।किया- ‘मित्रों’ की आय हुई चौगुनी और किसान की होगी आधी।झूठ की, लूट की, सूट-बूट की सर… https://t.co/cqjd6CKJ60— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1606882217000
"Modi government, stop giving 'jumlas' (rhetoric) to farmers, stop the dishonesty and atrocities, stop giving them the falsehood of talks, (and) abolish all three black laws which are against farmers and labourers," Gandhi said in another tweet.
मोदी सरकार,- किसानों को जुमले देना बंद करें- बेईमानी-अत्याचार बंद करें- बातचीत का ढकोसला बंद करें- किसान-मज़दू… https://t.co/uBG5gnjk0c— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1606894706000
Farmer unions say the three new laws will lead to the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, leaving farmers at the mercy of corporate houses.
But the government says the MSP system will continue and the new laws will give farmers more options to sell their crop.
Farm leaders met Union ministers on Tuesday, but the two sides failed to break the deadlock. The next round of talks is scheduled to be held on Thursday.
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17 Comments on this Story
Jio Rel51 days ago
Tractor sales are at an all time high. No need to say anything more.
Devidas Telakat51 days ago
Who benefited from the loot of 20.23 trillions (till 2011)? Pakistan? China? or your enemies?
HARIHARAN SANKARNARYANAN51 days ago
RG has to go school for basic education