Members from Congress and SP staged a walkout even as Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh rejected the charge that the government was pro-industrialists, saying the Opposition party is visualising what it wants to see with "coloured glasses".

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Replying to a debate on agrarian situation in the country, Singh said the government had relaxed norms for compensation to farmers hit by the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm which had affected 93.81 lakh hectares of farm land as per the latest reports.

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"People who looted the farmers, they are now trying to stand for farmers' interest," Singh cited that the NDA government will not allow the farmers to suffer and would adequately compensate them for losses.

"People who are talking for farmers now they are wearing coloured glasses. They had mortgaged the country to the corporates. Now they are accusing us of being pro-corporate.
If Atal Pension Yojana for corporates?," Singh mocked.

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He specifically sought to respond to the issues raised by Rahul Gandhi. "Rahul babu, you (Congress party) were in power for 50 years and we have been in power only 9-10 months,"
Naidu said, as he listed out various measures taken by the government to help farmers, especially those affected by unseasonal rain and hailstorms.

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