Enough With the Photo-ops, Rahul: Shiromani Alkali Dal

SAD General Secretary said that Rahul Gandhi should stop pretending to care for the farmers of Punjab. 

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with the family of farmer Surjit Singh who committed suicide last week. (Photo: PTI)

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday asked Rahul Gandhi “not to play politics” over the misery of the farming community in Punjab.

It was clear that Rahul Gandhi was playing to the gallery as far as the sensitive issue of farmer suicides was concerned, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary Maheshinder Singh Grewal alleged in a statement.

The cavalier attitude of the Congress Vice President can be seen from the fact that he stopped at Fatehgarh Sahib to visit the family of Surjit Singh while on his way to Kasuali (hill station in Himachal Pardesh) to celebrate his birthday tomorrow (on Friday).
– Maheshinder Singh Grewal, SAD General Secretary

Grewal said that before conducting such “stage-managed” shows, Rahul should tell the people why he did not address the issues brought to his notice by Surjit Singh during his last visit.

 Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi consoles the family of farmer Surjit Singh. (Photo: PTI) 
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi consoles the family of farmer Surjit Singh. (Photo: PTI) 

He claimed that the suicides had stemmed from the “anti-farmer” policies of successive Congress governments.

Rahul who shed crocodile tears in Punjab while on way to Kasauli should tell the people what steps he took during the UPA rule to mitigate the sufferings of farmers.
– Maheshinder Singh Grewal, SAD General Secretary

(With inputs from PTI)

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