Rahul Gives ‘F Grade’ to Modi For Not Helping Karnataka Farmers

Gandhi said that the prime minister’s crop insurance scheme has just helped private companies “make huge profits”.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally in pollthe upcoming Karnataka elections in 2018.

Attacking PM Modi for his alleged failure to fulfil farmers’ demands, Congress President Rahul Gandhi gave the prime minister an 'F' grade for his handling of the agricultural sector in the state, IANS reported.

In a tweet, the Congress president said that the prime minister's crop insurance scheme has largely benefited and filled the coffers of private insurance companies that have raked in huge profits while the "farmers continue to suffer.”

Gandhi further added that that the farmers did not receive the additional 50 percent on their Minimum Support Price (MSP) that they were promised.

“No MSP+50%, for Karnataka farmers. Grade = F,” he said in a tweet. 

At a rally in Bidar, Gandhi said he has the right to question Modi, but will never launch a personal attack on him, ANI reported.

Rahul’s report card for Modi comes days ahead of the scheduled polling date (12 May) for the 224-member Karnataka Assembly.

On 3 May, the Prime Minister will address rallies in Kalaburagi, Ballari and Bengaluru, while Gandhi will join the Congress' Jana Ashirwada Yatre which will continue till Friday, 4 May.

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