I’m a farmer’s son, Modi govt can never go against annadatas: Rajnath Singh

I’m a farmer’s son, Modi govt can never go against annadatas: Rajnath Singh

Union minister Rajnath Singh has said farmers are the backbone of the country and raised objection to them being branded as ‘Naxals’ and ‘Khalistanis’. Rajnath Singh also hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and said he doesn’t know anything about farming.

Targeting Rahul Gandhi over his attacks on the farm laws, Rajnath Singh said he knows more about agriculture than the Congress leader as he was born in an agriculture family and his parents were both farmers.

"Rahulji is younger to me and I know more than him about agriculture. Because I have been born from the womb of a farmer-mother. I am the son of a farmer and we cannot take decisions against the farmers. Our Prime Minister was also born from the womb of a poor mother. I want to say this only and there is no need to say anything else," Rajnath Singh said.

The minister further once again said that the farm reform laws have been made in the interest of farmers and the farmers should let the laws be implemented for two years.

Rajnath Singh also said that the government was "pained" by the protest by farmers.

On the charges of farmers being branded as ‘Naxals’ and ‘Khalistanis’, Rajnath Singh said, “These allegations should not be made by anyone against farmers. We express our deepest respect towards our farmers. Our heads bow in deference and respect towards our farmers. They are our 'annadatas'.”

“In the time of economic recession, the farmers have borne the responsibility of taking the economy out of trouble. They are the economy's backbone. They have taken the country out of troubled waters on several occasions," Singh said.