Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a remark on the then UPA government saying that it compromised on the issue of food security at World Trade Organisation (WTO) to which Congress objected, called it an ‘incorrect’ statement.
Former Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said, “The statement of Mr Modi, his claim of standing up for food security in the interest of farmers by taking up a stand in opposition to the one taken by the UPA government is misleading and given with the objective to confuse the people”.
Prime Minister earlier remarked that India has overlooked the concern of farmers and right to food security at WTO meet in Bali. Mr. Sharma responded that the remark by Mr. Modi is “astonishing, factually incorrect and false”. He said it is contradictory to the earlier statement made by current Minister of State for Commerce and Industry on Aug 5 and 6 in Parliament.
Mr. Sharma added that whether what Modi is saying is correct or what the MoS is saying is correct. The Congress will raise the issue on Monday.
The former Union Minister was reacting to the remarks made by Mr Modi at the BJP national council meeting yesterday that “those who sought votes in the name of food security, signed the agreement (sacrificing the interest of poor people)”.