‘PM Modi Only Favours Industrialists’: Rahul Gandhi at Kisan March

‘PM Modi Only Favours Industrialists’: Rahul Gandhi at Kisan March

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Launching a scathing attack on the central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the agrarian crisis, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who joined the farmers’ protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Friday, 30 November, targeted the government for "favouring industrialists”.

“They (the Modi government) have just waived loans for the rich – only 15 select people… If you (the Modi government) can give Rs 30,000 crore to Ambani for aircraft, you will have to waive farm loans too.”
Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

Gandhi’s statement was made at the Kisan Mukti March organised by All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) in collaboration with over 200 other farmers’ outfits.

The rally, that began on Friday, 29 November, was organised to push for the demands of the farmers, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.

“The farmers are not asking for a free gift, they’re asking for what is their due,” the Congress president added.

“Modi ji had promised that the MSP will be increased, the PM had promised a bonus. But look at the situation now. Empty speeches are being given, and nothing else.”
Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, Gandhi says there are two major issues in the country – the farmers’ future and the availability of jobs for the youth.

With leaders from several political parties present at the protest, Gandhi said, “Though of different ideologies, all political parties are united for farmers.”

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