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Rahul attacks PM on economic policies

PTI Dholpur (Raj) | Updated on October 09, 2018 Published on October 09, 2018

Congress president Rahul Gandhi. File Photo   -  PTI

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his economic and agricultural polices, saying not a single rupee of farmers’ loan has been waived by the government and the Make-In-India campaign has “failed” with phones and T-shirts being outsourced from China.

Gandhi said his party “wants phones to be made in India and have a tag of made in Dholpur“.

Beginning his 150-km long road show in eastern Rajasthan from Mania in Dholpur district, which shares border with Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the Congress president attacked the government on a range of issues ranging from the Rafale deal, law and order situation to demonetisation.

Rajasthan goes to polls in December.

Raising the Rafale deal issue, the Congress president reiterated his allegation that Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd was ignored and Prime Minister’s industrialist friend was benefited with the deal which was finalised with higher prices as compared to rates decided by the former UPA government.

Gandhi said Modi did not speak a single word when he raised the Rafale matter.

He said the former UPA government led by his party had waived off farmers’ loan worth Rs. 70,000 crore but bad debt worth Rs. 3.5 lakh crore were written off by the present government led by Modi and the PM did not waive even Rs. 1 of farmers.

The Congress president claimed that demonetisation and GST decisions destroyed the economy.

The Congress president said the government has failed and urged people to form a Congress government at the Centre which would work for the poor, farmers and youths of the country once again.

Published on October 09, 2018
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