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Farmers being 'looted' in the name of crop insurance, alleges Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Monday attacked over the scheme, alleging that farmers are being "looted" and the 'chowkidaar' has made his intentions clear that "he will steal from others to fill the coffers of his friends".

Taking to Twitter, he alleged the motive of the scheme is to fill the accounts of "suit-boot friends" with thousands of crores of rupees.

There was no immediate reaction from the government over the allegations.

"After 'looting' in Rafale, now farmers are being looted in the name of The motive is only one: filling thousands of crores of Rupees in the accounts of their suited-booted friends.

"The chowkidaar has made his intentions clear: Will steal from others to fill the coffers of friends," Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

During his campaign speeches, had said that he would be a 'chowkidaar' (watchman) of government treasury and would not allow anyone to misuse public money.

cited a media report quoting a who alleged that the government's scheme is a "bigger scam" than Rafale.

The has questioned the government's crop insurance scheme, alleging that the compensation to farmers is far less than the premium taken from them by the private players.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 20:50 IST