Cong betraying nation by opposing farmer-friendly policies:
New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Accusing the Congress of
betraying the nation by opposing government policies for the
poor and farmers, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said
the people will never forgive it.
While replying to the debate on Interim Budget in Lok
Sabha, Goyal said that the Modi Government had taken a lot of
initiatives in the past four-and-half years for the benefit of
poor, farmers and middle class and the 2019-20 Interim Budget
was a continuation of that.
The Interim Budget was later passed by Lok Sabha by voice
vote, amid walk-out by the Congress, NCP and CPI-M.
Referring to the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi under which
small farmers will be provided Rs 6,000 financial assistance
every year, Goyal said that those living in palaces will
never understand the importance of Rs 2,000 every four months
and hence they "belittle" the scheme.
"This government has changed the working style followed
by the Congress. We are moving towards an honest system," he
said, adding the government will take harsh steps against fake
companies but will do everything to protect the honest ones.
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