29 April, New Delhi
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has termed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Punjab as a tour of tourism.
He wanted to know how Gandhi has got sudden concern for the farmers. Pradhan was responding to questions by media outside Parliament.
Taking a dig at Gandhi, Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal said, Gandhi first focus on ending continuing tension in Punjab leadership than thinking about the farmers.
Questioning his absence from 1st half of the budget session, she alleged Gandhi is misleading the farmers just to remain politically relevant. She said, Mr Gandhi never showed concern for the farmers of the state during ten year regime of the UPA government.