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Farmers committing suicides everyday as Modi govt not keeping promise: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Bargarh (Odisha) 

on Friday claimed that the country was witnessing suicides everyday as the had failed to fulfil its promise of mitigating their plight.

"Suicide of farmers is reported in the country daily as the did not keep its promises. It made tall claims about farmers' welfare. But it neither waived their loans, nor hiked the minimum support price of paddy," Gandhi said at a public meeting in Bargarh town of west

Describing Bargarh as the "rice bowl" of Odisha, the said farmers were committing suicide in this district as both the BJP-led government at the Centre and the BJD regime in the state had failed to address the problems of the peasants.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 15:20 IST