Modi, KCR failed to answer farmers' distress call: Rahul

Promises Cong will fight on behalf of farmers

Modi, KCR failed to answer farmers' distress call: Rahul

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao for ignoring the plight of the farmers and failing to answer their distress call.

Addressing a public rally at Vadial village in Nirmal Assembly segment of Adilabad district after a 15 km walkathon, Gandhi said he would not be visiting Adilabad if either Modi or KCR had attended to the distressed farmers.

“Have you ever seen a coat costing Rs 10 lakh in your life?” Rahul asked.

“Our prime minister, who is currently on a foreign tour, wears it. We also, have a Mini Modi here in Telangana. “Ache Din (good days) have come only for these people but not for the poor farmers and farm labourers,” Rahul said without naming K Chandrasekhar Rao.

While both the leaders have been saying they would change everything, Rahul reminded them that only farmers have the ability to transform the country.

“They don’t have time to console you, wipe your tears and to provide succour, so I came,” Rahul said promising that the Congress party would fight on behalf of the farmers.
Stressing that his party recognises both the agro and industrial sectors, Rahul said: “What we see is that the prime minister travels around the world with a bunch of industrial friends who garner all the limelight and benefits.”

Noting that farmers of the country have been toiling under the hot sun every day while he had walked for just five hours, Rahul said the Congress-led government had given loans worth Rs 8 lakh crore benefiting 6.5 crore farmers.

“We also waived loans to the tune of Rs 70,000 crore,” Rahul said  adding that the people are now saying that they have erred by voting the pro-rich NDA to power,” he said.Rahul, accompanied by senior party leaders Digvijay Singh and Raj Babbar, later left for Nanded in neighbouring Maharashtra by road and to New Delhi by air.

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