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Modi slams Cong on farm loan waiver promises, calls it pre-poll 'lollypop'

The PM was addressing a public meeting at Ghazipur district

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Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
With the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha poll only a few months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress over the party’s pre-poll loan waiver promises terming it as pre-election “lollypop” to beguile electorate for votes.

Referring to Karnataka, where the coalition of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) is in power, Modi said “lakhs” of state farmers were promised farm loan waiver before the election, but later only 800 farmers could benefit under the scheme.

“This is how Congress, which formed the government in Karnataka by getting backdoor entry, deceives the farmers. Now, the police have been unleashed to recoup

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First Published: Dec 29 2018 | 3:23 PM IST

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