Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to “hand over” the entire agriculture business to two of his “friends”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made the comment while addressing farmers at Rupangarh in Rajasthan on Saturday.

He said 40% of the country’s people are stakeholders in the farming business.

A media report quoted Rahul Gandhi as saying: “It is the business of 40% people, which includes farmers, small and medium businessmen, traders and labourers.”

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“Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to give this entire business to his two friends. This is the objective of the farm laws,” Rahul Gandi said without naming anyone.

“Narendra Modi said he is giving options but the options are – hunger, unemployment and suicide,” the Gandhi scion said.

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Rahul Gandhi reached the venue of farmers’ rally by driving a tractor with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and state Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra accompanying him in the tractor.

In another rally, at Makrana in Nagaur, Rahul Gandhi said the backbone of the country is being broken, which started with demonetisation.

In the rally, Rahul Gandhi said, “The future is being snatched from the youth. In front of your eyes, the backbone of the country is being broken. It began with demonetisation, after which the GST…Gabbar Singh Tax… was brought and small businesses were hit.”

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