Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked the govt , alleging that it wants the income of farmers within the country to be as low as that earned by those in Bihar.

The former party chief cited a media report that claimed that an agricultural household in Punjab earns the very best during a year, while it had been lowest in Bihar.

“The farmer wants his income to be the maximum amount as that of farmers of Punjab. The Modi government wants the income of all farmers of the country to be the maximum amount as that of Bihar farmers,” Gandhi said during a tweet in Hindi.

The survey cited by Gandhi showed that a mean Indian agricultural household earns Rs 77,124 during a year, with Punjab farmers earning Rs 2,16,708 annually which of Bihar only Rs 42,684.

The Congress has been attacking the govt over the new farm laws and has alleged that these will lower farmers’ income.

The party has also been alleging that the farm laws seek to finish the minimum support price regime and abolish the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Act.

The government has claimed otherwise and has said that the legislations will help increase farm income. PTI


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