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It's time to usher in another Green Revolution, says Rahul

IANS  |  Jaipur 

The time has come to usher in another Green Revolution and the will do it if comes to power after the polls, said at a farmers' outreach here on Wednesday.

Gandhi made the announcement while kicking off the party's election campaign in at a 'Kisan Rally' where he again hit out at on the Rafale jet deal.

He announced that the government in the state shall start food processing units near farmers' land.

"We aim to connect our crops globally. We need a new strategy in this direction. So there is a need to bring another Green Revolution (Harit Kranti).

"In fact, the Congress shall do it. We have decided to start food processing units near farms where farmers are sowing their crops," he said, adding he had already spoken to and Congress state

He also said that Modi would have to waive loans of Indian farmers. "Or else, the Congress shall do it after coming to power."

Gandhi reiterated that waiving loans will not solve the problems of farmers but it was the first step to help poor farmers. "We will help farmers with new technology."

The Congress praised the farmers of for showing their might to Modi by forming a Congress government in the state.

"The Assembly elections have shown farmers' strength to Modi. Now is the time when India's farmers and youths should bat on the front foot without getting scared and hit sixers.

"In fact, Modi has been playing on the back foot after making promises for the past four and a half years," he said, using cricketing analogy.

"Our promises employment, jobs, loan waiver but when his batting turn comes, he gets scared and goes on the back foot.

"Modi promised jobs, but instead he brought in demonetisation and GST which hampered small businesses and resulted in losses for farmers.

"Further, he gave our money to his friend (in the Rafale deal)."

Gandhi said that Modi boasts about his 56-inch chest but he could not gather courage to come to the even for a minute. "He ran away to a university. In fact, his Minister spoke for two and a half hours.

"Chaukidar ne chori ki hai aur chaowkidaar dar ke baag gaya" (The watchman committed theft and ran away scared).

Then Gandhi raised the slogan "Chowkidaar chor hai" and the crowd repeated after him.

On this occasion, he asked the public to share their with Congress Ministers in "Tell us your Mann ki Baat. We shall not tell our Mann ki Baat but will listen to your suggestions."

He warned Rajasthan Ministers that he should not get any complaint against them. "My first priority is the people here and then come party workers."

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 17:38 IST
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