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Gandhi assures if voted to power his party will waive farm loans across India

Rahul Gandhi was addressing his first public meeting in Rajasthan since the Congress came into power there, and in two other Hindi heartland states, after the recent assembly elections.

The Congress leader reiterated his party’s promise to waive farm loans if it forms the government at the Centre after the Lok Sabha polls later this year.

Gandhi repeated the Congress accusation of corruption in the deal for 36 Rafale aircraft being bought from French firm Dassault, an accusation constantly denied by the government.

The opposition leader claimed Modi failed to reply to the specific questions asked by him on the deal. He said the prime minister went off to Punjab when the Lok Sabha was debating the deal.

“Modi didn’t step in the Lok Sabha for a minute because the chowkidar has committed theft, and ran away out of fear,” he said. He accused the prime minister of spreading hatred.

“The BJP’s ideology is different from that of the Congress. We will fight against them, but we will pay respect, be it to the prime minister, a chief minister or any minister,” he said.

“Wherever there is a need to pay respect to them, the Congress party will do that. But if in the Rafale deal Narendra Modi stole 30,000  crore , justice will be done,” he said.

“There will be no  victimisation , but there will be justice,” he said, in an apparent reference to the possibility of the Congress coming to power in the next elections.

Gandhi said a Congress government will waive farm loans if it comes to power at the Centre, but added this was not the final solution to the distress in the agriculture sector.

Loan waivers are just a small step towards helping farmers and a new “green revolution” is needed to address the problem, he added.

“A new strategy and planning is the need. In Rajasthan, the work of setting up food processing units will be started in every corner. Mega food parks will be set up and we will link your farm with the world economy and big cities of the world. We will provide technology  to the world  and not only to India”, he said.

However Rahul Gandhi  below speech   “The watchman with a 56-inch chest ran away and told a woman, Sitharaman ji, defend me. I won’t be able to defend myself, defend me,” he said at a farmers’ rally in Jaipur.

“For two and a half hours, the woman could not defend him. I had asked a straight question ” answer yes or no ” but she couldn’t answer,” the Congress chief said, using the word “mahila’ for a woman in his speech in Hindi.

Made Modi  In his public meeting a few hours later in Agra, accused Congress leaders of insulting the country’s women.

He said Defence Minister Sitharaman had floored the Opposition in the Lok Sabha by coming up with “fact after fact” on the Rafale deal.
“They are bent upon insulting a woman defence minister,” he said, without naming Gandhi.

“This is not an insult to a woman, but an insult to entire India’s women power, for which these irresponsible leaders will have to pay the price,” Modi added.The prime minister said it was matter of pride that a woman had become defence minister for the first time in the country.

But however Historical facts disclose  Indira Gandhi who held defence  Podrfolio was the first women defence Minister

 

 

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