Mr Gandhi said that the “hum do, hamare do” principle has been in play in demonetisation, Goods and Services tax, lockdown and most recently, the three farm laws.
Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, while speaking in parliament today, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running the country on a “hum do, hamare do” (we two, our two) principle. In one of his sharpest takedowns of the Modi government, Mr Gandhi said that the “hum do, hamare do” principle has been in play in demonetisation, Goods and Services tax, lockdown and most recently, the three farm laws passed in September that have led to the massive farmers’ agitation.
“You all must remember the saying we used for family planning – ‘Hum do, hamare do‘. This government has given that slogan a new meaning. The country is run by four people. ‘Hum do, aur hamare do’,” the Congress leader said.
Though Mr Gandhi did not name anyone, he instead declared that “everyone knows them”.
The farmers’ protest is not all that it appears, but is a struggle for survival for many others too, Mr Gandhi said. Targetting the treasury benches, Mr Gandhi said: “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.”
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. It will be a “massive blow” to small and medium enterprises, which will “destroy” India’s rural economy, Mr Gandhi stressed.
“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 hamare do’,” the Congress leader said, while the BJP members shouted in protests.