Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks with farmer injured in farmers’ protest | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi spoke with injured farmer Gurmeet Singh, a participant in the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march and criticized the Modi government’s “dictatorial attitude” towards the nation’s farmers.
The telephonic conversation occurred on Tuesday night and was facilitated by Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Raja Warring, who visited a government hospital in Rajpura town after clashes between farmers and Haryana Police.
Gandhi mentioned, “Talked on phone to former soldier Gurmeet Singh ji, who was seriously injured in police atrocities during the farmers’ movement.”
“He is a youth as well as a farmer – instead of hailing him, this dictatorial attitude of the Modi government towards the country’s protector and food provider is putting democracy to shame,” Gandhi said.
He inquired about Singh’s health and expressed support for the peaceful movement demanding their rights.
Gandhi highlighted the youth and farmer status of Singh, condemning the Modi government’s approach toward the country’s protector and food provider, stating it puts democracy to shame.
Farmers clashed with Haryana Police on Tuesday at two border points between the states, facing tear gas and water cannons while attempting to break past barricades during their protest march to the national capital.
Gandhi, expressing solidarity, dismissed the police action as entirely wrong, assuring the farmer, “We are with you. Don’t worry.” He praised Singh’s dedication to the country and encouraged him with a “Shabash” (Well done) and best wishes.
On Tuesday, farmer leaders accused the Centre of an “attack” on protesters and claimed 60 injuries due to tear gas shells at Punjab-Haryana border points. Additionally, 24 police personnel, including a deputy superintendent, were injured as protesters threw stones.
(With agency inputs)


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