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Rahul slams PM Modi, NDA ministers for agrarian crisis in Uttar Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi had also praised the Chinese government for their development and employment agendas

ANI  |  Amethi 

Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi having a tea-break at a shop on his way to Amethi, UP. UPCC President Raj Babbar is also seen. PTI Photo

President on Monday said that Prime Minister and his ministers are to be blamed for the in the state.

"We wanted to bring a food park, but Narendra Modiji and his ministers snatched that from you, the consequence of which you have to face now. If a was here, then a potato farmer would have got the right rate", Gandhi said at a road show here.

However, he added that the would be a priority as soon as the party came to power.

"No matter what happens, will be built here and I will do this work. As soon as our government comes into power, food park will be made & farmers' products will be sold here at the right prices. I will make this happen," said

Food Park is an comprehensive concept and a scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing, aimed at establishing a "direct linkage from farm to processing and then to consumer markets" through a network of collection centers and primary processing centers.

The purpose was to increase processing of perishables from 6% to 20% and to increase India's Share in global food trade by at least 3% up to the year 2015.

president had also praised the Chinese government for their development and employment agendas.

"Jo kaam China ki sarkaar do din mein karti hai use karne mein Ji ki sarkaar ko ek saal lag jaata hai. (The work that Chinese government finishes in two days, Prime Minister Modi's government takes at least one year for the same work," Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a crowd here.

The address was part of a two-day roadshow being conducted by Gandhi in his Lok Sabha Constituency.

First Published: Mon, January 15 2018. 20:26 IST