Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Puducherry on Wednesday to launch his party campaign in poll-bound state. The visit witnesses significance given the current political situation in the state.
"The current govt is attacking small and medium businesses because they want all businesses to be controlled by big corporations. Our view is different. We want to strengthen small and medium businesses because we believe that's the strength of this country," Gandhi said at the meeting with fishermen.
"The government passed 3 Bills against farmers, the backbone of a nation. You must be wondering why am I talking about farmers at a meeting of fishermen. I consider you as farmers of the sea. If farmers of land can have a ministry in Delhi, why is it that farmers of the sea don't have the same," he added.
For the unversed, Congress government led by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy is hunting for another term. With resignations of four MLAs back-to-back, the strength of the Congress in the 33-member assembly has been decreased to 10 including the Speaker. Its ally DMK has three members and an independent also supports the government. The opposition has 14 MLAs.