Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running the country on a “hum do hamare do” (we two, our two) policy, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in parliament on Thursday.
Launching a scathing attack on PM Modi, he said this policy has been in play in demonetisation, Goods and Services tax, lockdown and most recently, the three farm laws passed in September that have had the farmers across the country up in arms.
“You all must remember the saying we used for family planning — ‘Hum do, humare do’. This government has given that slogan a new meaning. The country is run by four people. ‘Hum do, aur humaare do’,” Gandhi said.
Gandhi, however, did not name anyone, declaring instead “everyone knows them”.
He said that the farmers’ protest is not all that it appears. It is a struggle for survival for many others too.
“You all feel that this is a farmers’ protest, but you all are very wrong. This is India’s protest… the farmers are just leading the way,” he said.
This is because the farm laws will not only ruin farmers’ but finish the middlemen and have a “devastating effect” on small shopkeepers, small businessmen, he said.
It will be a “massive blow” to small and medium enterprises, which will “destroy” India’s rural economy, Gandhi added.
“India will not be able to generate growth, generate jobs… all because the backbone of our nation will have been destroyed for the benefit of ‘Hum do, aur humaare do’,” said the Congress leader.