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Rahul targets PM Modi on Rafale, says chowkidaar could not stand in Lok Sabha for a minute during debate

“Congress Will Waive Farm Loans In Every State If Voted To Power In 2019: Rahul Gandhi At Jaipur Rally.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 09 Jan 2019, 03:50:29 PM
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Jaipur

New Delhi:

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today addressed a huge rally in Jaipur where he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on various issues. On the Rafale deal, Gandhi slammed PM Narendra Modi and said that there will be justice in the deal. “We won’t disrespect Prime Minister. But if PM Modi has given Rs 30,000 crore to Anil Ambani in the Rafale deal, justice will not be denied. There will be no pressure, no witch hunting,” he said.

Targeting the Prime Minister for not participating in the debate on the multi-crore Rafale jet deal, Gandhi said, "Chowkidaar could not stand in Lok Sabha for a minute during the debate on Rafale issue."

He also targeted Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and said the minister spoke for hours but couldn’t defend Rafale deal or Modi. PM Modi was hiding and asked a woman to face the Parliament for him. "We demand a JPC probe of the Rafale deal," Gandhi said, asserting that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman could not reply to his questions during the debate on the issue in Lok Sabha.

Rahul also criticized policies like demonetization and GST and said that the Modi government has destroyed small businesses and farmers. “PM Modi gave the money to Anil Ambani. How much money did you give to youths and farmers and small businesses,” said Rahul Gandhi. 

Addressing the farmers in Jaipur, he promised to waive farm loans in every state if the Congress is voted to power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Congress president, however, said waiving farm loans is a small step towards addressing the agriculture distress and "a new green revolution (harit kranti) is needed to address the problem."

"We will start food processing units near farms. Mega food parks will be set up and connect with the world," said Rahul Gandhi.

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First Published : 09 Jan 2019, 02:59:42 PM