Embarking on a 'Save Farmer March' in Odisha, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of neglecting farmers and took a dig at the prime minister, asking when will the promised 'achche din' come for them.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government`s `anti-farmer` policies has crippled farmers and also criticised Union Agriculture Minister Raja Mohan Singh for rubbing salt into their wounds by giving an outrageous answer to a question on farmer suicides.
With agrarian distress being a major crisis accounting for thousands of farming lives every year, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which claims the suicide rates among Indian farmers has halved, has triggered scorn, with experts calling it a "hoax" and "manipulative".
Opposition Congress and NCP on Sunday boycotted the customary tea party hosted by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and demanded that Ministers facing allegations of corruption be sacked and probe be launched against them.
The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has summoned the Yavatmal collector over the spate of suicides reported among Kolam tribal farmers of this district in the past few months, an activist said here on Saturday.
Just one year after taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge that could come to haunt him - the farm sector that sustains three-fifths of the population is in deep trouble, and he is being blamed for not doing enough.
Opposition Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse for submitting "false information" to Centre on the number of farmers having killed themselves owing to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the state.