Rahul Gandhi criticises Centre for saying “no record” of farmers’ deaths

Rahul Gandhi slammed the Centre for claiming there was “no record” of farmers dying during the agitation, claiming the government had identified 403 persons.

At a press conference, he accused the Centre of “lying” and sought compensation for farmers who died as a result of the agitation.

What Rahul stated, “The Prime Minister himself has said that he has made a mistake, he has apologised to the nation. As a result of that mistake, 700 people have died. Now you are lying about
their names. Why don’t you have the decency to give them what is their due?,” He also added “We have 403 people who the government of Punjab has compensated Rs 5 Lakhs each and has given jobs to 152. We also have a list of 100 names from other states and a 3rd list which is public info of names that can easily be verified. But the government says that such a list does not exist,”

Rahul Gandhi further added, “I don’t think Modi government will accept farmers’ demands beyond the repeal of farm laws.”