Farm Loans Across Country Will Be Waived If Congress Comes To Power At Centre: Rahul Gandhi

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published Published on Feb 4, 2019   modified Modified on Feb 4, 2019

"The Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have waived farmers' loans as promised," he said, adding, "If a Congress-led government comes to power in Delhi, farm loans will be waived across the country."

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday said his party would waive farm loans and give a big push to the food processing industry if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections

Alleging that the Centre's crop insurance scheme is "aimed at taking away the hard-earned money of farmers to fill up the pockets of big businessmen", he promised that the Congress would initiate a number of steps to deal with farmers' distress and unemployment.

Gandhi said, his party's governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh waived farm loans within a few days of coming to power.

The Congress president, who was addressing the party's first rally in the city in about three decades at the Gandhi Maidan here, repeated his slogan 'chowkidaar hi chor hai' (the watchman is the thief) in an allusion to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Gandhi said that he had already told the chief ministers of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh that these states should take the lead in ushering in the second Green Revolution.

"We will do what is needed for providing relief to farmers and jobs to youths. We will waive their debts and give a major boost to the food processing industry.

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