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Rahul Gandhi On Loan Waiving:'Won’t Let PM Sleep Until All Farmers Are Relieved Of Loans'

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| December 18 , 2018 , 17:13 IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi boasted of fulfilling his election promise of waiving off farm loans in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, on Tuesday.

Addressing the media in the parliament complex, Rahul challenged the Narendra Modi government to follow suit at the Centre.

"The three elections that the Congress has won in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have proved to be a victory of the people. We have said that the main fight in India is between farmers and the segregated sections on the one hand and rich industrialists on the other," he said.

In a callous attack on capitalism, Gandhi said the government turned a blind eye to the loans given to 15 top industrialists of the country, including Reliance Group chairperson Anil Ambani, but made no effort to ease the woes of the farmers in the last four and half years.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last four years has taken Rs 3.5 lakh crore and has put it in the pockets of a few rich people. This victory is the victory of the marginalised people," Gandhi said.

He also asserted that they will take 'farmers voices' to the government, Gandhi said, "We will not let the prime minister rest until he waives loans. Congress manifesto for 2019 would promise farm loan waiver. We will do it guaranteed 100 per cent if the Narendra Modi government doesn’t do it by then."

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Rahul also attacked BJP over demonisation said it was the biggest scam in the world and pm had choice between loan waiving and demonetisation. He chose the latter because it was more beneficial for his wealthy friends.

When asked about Congress leader Sajjan Kumar life imprisonment sentence in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, Congress President dodged the question.

“My position on the 1984 riots has been made clear before. This issue is about the farmers of the country and the fact that PM Modi refused to waive their loans,” Gandhi added.