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UP elections: Farm loan waiver is another false promise of PM, alleges Rahul

The Prime Minister Should Look Into The Problems He Has Imposed On The Poor, The Congress Vice President Said.

PTI | Updated on: 16 Feb 2017, 07:42:56 PM
Rahul Gandhi


Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the latter makes false promises and farm loan waiver is one of them. 

"Modiji makes false promises, and loan waiver promise for farmers in these elections will be another promise of the same kind," Rahul said at an election rally in Leharpur Assembly constituency. 

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"The Prime Minister should look into the problems he has imposed on the poor through his note ban decision, instead of speaking about his 'mann ki baat'," he said, referring to the Prime Minister's monthly radio address. Hitting out at the Prime Minister's 'Make in India' campaign, he said, "Even the phones we are using are Chinese (made) and Indian money is going there. We want Indian products to be sold in China." 

No employment has been generated and Rs 15 lakh has not been deposited in accounts of the poor and instead their government waived Rs 1.40 lakh crore of debts only to benefit 50 industrial houses while this amount could have been used for betterment of farmers and small industries, he said. 

On the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, he said it would turn Uttar Pradesh into "Uttam Pradesh" if voted to power. "Free coaching to students will be given in every district of UP," he said. 

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First Published : 16 Feb 2017, 05:40:00 PM