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Will rain make aircraft disappear in India?: Rahul's dig at PM Modi

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on Tuesday took a dig out at over his 'cloud-radar' remark, questioning him that whether all aircraft will disappear from the radar whenever it rains in

"told officers and of that 'it will be beneficial as radar will not be able to track aircraft in bad weather'. ji, whenever it rains in India, do all the aircraft disappear from the radar?" Rahul said at a public rally here.

In a recent TV interview, Modi had said that a rainy was a better pick for Balakot strikes as the clouds could help fighter jets evade detection by the Pakistani radar during the operation.

Raking up the issues of GST and demonetisation, Rahul claimed that the move by BJP "destroyed" the country's economy and snatched the jobs of 27,000 youth in 24 hours.

"Unemployment is at a 45-year high. When demonetisation and Gabbar Singh Tax came, the economy of our country got destroyed. About 27,000 youth lost their jobs in 24 hours," the said.

Commenting on the firing case, in which six farmers had died in June 2017, Rahul alleged, "In Mandsaur, farmers were shot. They were crying for help. Modi ji had promised that he would be there for them. But when farmers were attacked he was nowhere to be seen."

Continuing his tirade against BJP, Rahul accused the ruling party of backtracking from their promise of assisting the farmers and instead waiving off crores of loans of like and

"In Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, farmers requested you (Modi) to waive off their loans. But you said no. You said that I will waive off loans of thieves like Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, and Vijay Mallya," he said.

Rahul said that the promise of farm loan waiver was Modi's 'mann ki baat' and not of

"It was neither mine nor Kamal Nath's 'mann ki baat'. The farm loan waiver was Prime Minister's 'mann ki baat'. When a is not able to repay a loan of Rs 20,000 crore to the bank, he is put behind bars. Is this correct? took Rs 35,000 crore and fled to But he is not in jail. Not even and Lalit Modi," the said.

Rahul said that the Congress' NYAY scheme will not only help the poor, but will jumpstart the country's economy.

"Economists told me that without NYAY, economy cannot be back on track. They told me that it is not an option, you have to do it. So, I pushed forward this scheme which will ensure that every poor family will get Rs 3,60,000 in their accounts in five years," he further said.

Eight seats in will go to polls on May 19, which is the last phase of Counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 15:07 IST